Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Jean-Paul Brun Beaujolais Blanc

Jean-Paul Brun
Terres Dorées
Beaujolais Blanc
Charnay, Beaujolais, France

$15.88 -- Whole Foods, Austin, TX

Color: Medium gold
Nose: Apricot, pear, a hint of some sweet, potent flower
Body: Medium
Front: Apricot
Middle: Smoky butter
Back: Pear
Burns clean?: Yes
Cap: Plastic cork

This is a delightful, simple, fruit-and-butter wine. It's not super layered, but it's got a great nose and a couple of really interesting flavors. It made me jump up and put on Cheri Knight's excellent and little-known record, The Northeast Kingdom. And it was super-tasty with hot sorpressata.