Monday, October 29, 2007
René Favre & Fils Dole Chamson-Valais 2006
I'm watching Monday Night Football, and Brett Favre just threw a long touchdown pass to tie the game so it seemed appropriate that I blog about this wine. While the quarterback comes from Mississippi, this wine hails from southwestern Switzerland. Dole, so I'm told by Jancis Robinson's Oxford Companion to Wine, is a blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay. This wine exhibits the characteristic flavors of neither varietal. It is, nevertheless, a lovely, medium-bodied wine with bracing acidity and a gamey finish. Perfect with coq au vin.