Saturday, November 6, 2010

Domaine De Pajot 2008 Quartre Cepages

Bookmark and Share On a whim, I grabbed this bottle of dry French wine for just under $10 while buying a morning muffin at Walt Churchill's Market in Perrysburg. This blend is made from the "Four “Musketeer” grapes (Columbard, Ugni Blanc, Gros-Manseng and Sauvignon Blanc). They work very well together -- and apparently would be good in a swordfight. Sauvignon Blanc is well known and imparts a tangy crispness. Columbard is a white grape that apparently has fallen out of favor in the U.S., but all four of the grapes complement each other and deliver a nice taste sensation of citrus and exotic fruit.  This had a pronounced orange flavor to me but not much in terms of body.

Hailing from the Cotes de Gascogne wine region in France, this wine is good as an apéritif or a match with ham, salami, white meats, mild cheeses, and of course fish and seafood. The four grape varieties allow the vineyard workers to harvest the grapes in stages and are a perfect match for the terroir of the area.

This is a nice casual sipper at a great price. Anytime you can uncork (or in this case unscrew) an exotic French white at this price our advice is to go for it!

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