Monday, May 9, 2011

Grand Vins Villa Ponciago 2009 Fleurie, Beaujolais-Villages (France)

Although it's been said, 
Many times, 
Many ways, 
I really enjoy a
Good Beaujolais

I hope you sang along with that one ... What?  Not a fan of good Beaujolais?  Shame on you.  A good Beaujolais is worth its weight in gold, especially on a nice spring or summer afternoon - and especially when chilled.  Last night a little chicken on the bar-b and instead of yanking something out of the cellar with some heft and balls I grabbed for a light and easy drinking Beaujolais-Villages.  This wine isn't going to set the world on fire, but it won't set your throat or tummy on fire either.  The nose is pure black cherry with a hint of floral to make it really pretty to smell.  On the palate those black cherries are there with a touch of spice to round it out and keep it from being one-dimensional ... with a nice little chill (say 30 -60 minutes in the fridge) it's a real pleasure ... and the deeper the chill the more lift to the fruit (until you kill it with too much, that will deaden it altogether, stick with the hour up to a maximum of 2).

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