Yet another of the Trader Joe’s haul, this rounds out my first 5 selections from the TJ shelves. This one is a white blend from France.
Winemaker: La Ferme Julien
Wine: Vin Blanc
Appellation: Luberon AOC
Price: $4.99 at Trader Joe’s
Notes: This very light-bodied, easy-to-drink Rhône Valley white is a blend of Bourboulenc, Grenache Blanc, Ugni Blanc, and Rousanne grapes. It is so light, in fact, there there is hardly any bouquet at all – just the slightest little whiff of citrus. Despite this wine’s lightness, there is a bit of viscosity on the tongue that’s nice. The style is restrained and straight-forward. Gentle flavors of lemon and pear are primarily what I tasted. On the quick finish there was a bite of grapefruit zest. It’s a dry white at 13.5% alcohol, and acidity is pretty good. If you like ’em subtle, this might be a good inexpensive pick for you – esp. if you’re looking to pair it with a light fish dish.
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