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- wondersofwine - 06-01-2010 10:51 AM
2008 Domaine Frederic Trouillet Macon Solutre. 13.5% alcohol. Usually found for under $20. Purchased at The Wine Market, Baltimore. Straw color with clarity and transparency. Nicely acerbic and minerally. Green apple faintly discernible as a flavor element. An attractive and food-friendly wine at a modest cost. My guess would be that it is held in a stainless steel or cement receptor rather than in oak barrels.
2008 Domaine Billard Pere et Fils Bourgogne Hautes-Cotes de Beaune, "La Justice" 12.5% alcohol
Imported by Wine Traditions Ltd., Falls Church, Va and purchased at The Wine Merchant, Raleigh for $19.99 plus tax.
Very pleasant non-oaky Chard. I tried this from a wine dispensing machine and decided it would be a nice summer wine. It enhanced a quick meal of Stouffer's Turkey Tettrazini and a salad of green beans and grape tomatoes in a flavored vinaigrette. It's non-assertive but balanced and quite refreshing. At $15-$20 I think it's decent value and would purchase again. (The domaine also lists an aligote so I hope the bottle I had was a Chard.)