Tuesday, 8 April 2014

30 Wines in 30 Days - DAY 7

I would still consider myself a 'fledgling' in the aspects of wine knowledge and sensory analysis.  There is just so much to learn about wine - the terroir, the viticulture, the winemaking process, the multitude of regions around the globe.  It's sometimes difficult to know where to start.  Obviously, starting on home turf is a good idea and I think I am doing pretty well when it comes to understanding Australian grape varietals, wine making practices and identifying typical wine styles.

Moving to overseas wine regions, I have travelled and tasted in Italy, Spain and Portugal, but have not yet made it to the ultimate wine destination - France.  So what better excuse to commence my learning  than during my April wine challenge.  I noticed that there were some newly released, limited stock White Burgundy varieties advertised at Vintage Cellars, so I decided to grab a few and see what all the fuss is about.

White Burgundy from Domaine des Deux Roches

Domaine des Deux Roches 2012 Macon-Villages Plants du Carre is from the Macon-Villages appellation in Southern Burgundy, which specialises in Chardonnay.  Typically, these wines are lightly floral and warmly fruity but with a hint of nuttiness (I picked up almonds in this example).  The wine paired perfectly with my lunch of home-made salmon quiche and would go well with other fatty fish dishes.  

Location of Macon wine appellation in France