Saturday, April 12, 2008

Sit Down White, Sit Up Red

Stéphane Aladame’s Domaine is in Montagny in the Côte Chalonnaise. He created his Domaine, aged 18 in 1992, taking over from a retired grower. He is one of the foremost young growers of Côte Chalonnaise, producing only white wines.

Domaine Stéphane Aladame
Montagny 2005
Côte Chalonnaise, Burgundy, France

Yellow with green tinges..
minerally nose..mushrooms..
the palate showed some grapefruit..
a good dose of fresh acidity..and a clean finish.

Well made...but worked a little flat...
not something I would want to go back to...
for 16 Euros I would find more character
with a Riesling.

Points 15..a 'sit-down' white

Goisot Bourgogne Cotes d’Auxerre Rouge “Corps de Garde” 2005
Yvonne, Burgundy, France
This is more like it...made from older vines..elegant..ripe cherries which evolved onto the palate...lots of fresh juicyness..really very good indeed..the touch of acidity bouncing over the tongue..this wine is fighting above it's weight..this is really terrific for the price..14 Euros..and maybe the bargain of the year so far.A Must Buy! This would satisfy any Pinot freak..but would equally be ideal slightly cooled in summer with a Bar-B-Q
Points 16.25..and this red makes you 'sit up'!

PS..they also have a white..which I purchased..will try it soon..

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