Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Baltailles Beaujolais 2004 Gamay Village

The Gamay grape is used primarily in the production of Beaujolais wines in France. This Baltailles Beaujolais 2004 is a cloudy light garnet color, probably unfiltered, with a bouquet that at first has a little more funk than I would expect, but transforms on the palate into a silky soft earthiness with high acidity and low tannins. It would be a perfect match for a salad with walnuts and goat cheese and a vinagrette dressing. Tasting provided by Keith B at InVino.

1 comment:

EVWG said...

Hell yes. This is a special wine. An acquired taste yet for those in the club of diggin' it...it is just down right heaven. How 'bout some seared rare lamb with a pine nut and subtle mint sauce with that salad. I was recently told by a French native that across France(and please correct me if a I am wrong because I want to be) people do not prefer beaujolais and that it's generally enjoyed domestically only. I mean that's more for us but man are they missing out!

EvWg