Sparkling straw yellow, bright reflections
The nose meets all expectations of grape variety and region. Chasselas at its best. The round of aromas starts with lime, grapefruit and blood orange. Some gooseberry, bergamot, elderflower and orange zest join in. It discreetly shows stoniness and some smoke. Kaffir lime leaves, lemon balm and parsley also become increasingly clear. The green nuances seem serious and invigorating. By no means immature or striking. Everything seems well dosed.
Fruity and punchy, the Mon Village makes a brilliant start. Dense and packed with aromas, it shows its full potential at the first sip. The ripe green fruit as well as subtle yellow and herbal aromas leave their mark on it. However, with all its density, it also lives from a good portion of stoniness. This takes away some of the heaviness and makes it seem darker, cooler and more elegant. The acidity is rather moderate, but its drinking pleasure comes from its juiciness. In the aftertaste, the aromas of the nose show up loudly again.
Food recommendations from Marian Henß
- Burrata, tomatoes, basil and olive
- Grilled goat cheese with figs and lamb's lettuce
- Purslane salad with seafood and pickled pearl onions
Domaine du Bouchot, 25, route de lAbbaye, 58150 Saint Andelain, France. Organic certificate: FR-BIO-01