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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wine Wednesday: Bordeaux Blanc

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During the dog days of summer, one of my go-to white wines to sip is Bordeaux Blanc, from France. ---

Dry, white Bordeaux wines are typically dominated by Sauvignon Blanc, which is blended with Sémillon and Muscadelle. These wines are much less herbal and fruit-forward (i.e., more subtle) than Sauvignon Blanc from, say, New Zealand. Less dry (sweeter) Bordeaux blanc is made with heftier portions of Sémillon.

One of my favorites is Chateau Ducasse ($17.99), which has gorgeous white-peach aromas on the nose and nice acidity and minerality from the Sauvignon Blanc. It's a terrific match for seafood and shellfish, such as scallops, crab, shrimp and lobster, and also a good partner for goat cheese.

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