Friday, May 14, 2010
Chateau Fontaine 2008 Woodland White (Michigan)
This afternoon was the first time I sat out on a patio, it was a little breezy but a nice time to have a simple white. This was another bottle we picked up during our trek through Michigan last year, and a wine made from a little heard about grape these days, Auxerrois. I used to love when Ontario wineries were making wines from this grape, but it became unfashionable and consumers had trouble pronouncing the name (Gewurztraminer has the same problem), so consumers did not buy it and wineries stop making it (can Gewurztt be far behind)? But today it was this Auxerrois which at first was delicious and refreshing, but as it opened the sweetness came out and the acidity disappeared. It was good for the first 20 minutes, the last 10 was just all sweet ... so the key to drinking this wine is drink up quick.