The spice of this glass of wine combined perfectly with the spice in the first few courses (Piment d’Espelette). It was YUMMY! And Fabulous!
I also picked it thinking it was fun to drink something from close to home while I was eating a meal that felt like I was miles away from home.
The winemakers notes:
2007 will long be remembered for the lovely, graceful growing season that led up to a rather stressful harvest. Robert, Véronique and Philippe Drouhin literally spent three October weeks in a high-stakes chess match with the vineyards. In the end, a year’s worth of superb viticulture and a month of microscopic attention to detail allowed for a very successful vintage. It’s been easier before and since, but vignerons live for the challenge.