Gauby Calcinaires Blanc with Gruyere and Roast Chicken – Yum!

7 May

Gauby Calcinaires Blanc with Gruyere and Roast Chicken – Yum!

Lori and I just had a wonderful white wine from Domaine Gauby with dinner. It was an excellent pairing with the Imagegruyere cheese we nibbled on while finishing dinner, as well as with a simple roast chicken (with sweet potatoes and broccoli on the side). This Gauby Blanc is in the “Rich Whites” section of our store (organized by style). It is indeed rich, but without the need for oak treatment (the wine sees a little neutral oak, as I recall from our visit to the Domaine). We were surprised at how apt the description we’d written a couple years ago (see below) still is. As the wine warmed up, the pineapple notes became more prominent, while lime and pistachio filled in nicely. We discerned honey flavors, and the wine indeed became more luscious as the wine opened up. Nice!

Details on the wine: Domaine Gauby Calcinaires Blanc, Muscat, Chardonnay, Macabeu, and Grenache Gris, Roussillon, FR, 2007  Nose of pineapple, lime, mint, and pistachio. Silken and subtly oily in texture, yet bright and refreshing, tinged with honey, mint, citrus zest, pistachio, and white pepper, leading to a luscious finish

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