Tonight for dinner I had Arctic Char (Salvelinus alpinus, a frigging delicious fish which is rather like the Brown Trout, Salmo trutta) with mushrooms and onions and fake cream (as I can't eat milk products, it was from soy) cooked in the oven in half a bottle of wine. Though this is an adaptation of a famous Alsatian dish, the Bergerac suited the food very well. But still, my best pairings have been with off-dry Alsatian Riesling, but practically all acidic enough whites go well with this very wine friendly dish.
- 2000 Château Le Clou Sémillon Bergerac Sec - France, Southwest France, Bergerac, Bergerac Sec (3/24/2006)
Dark yellow, evolved. The scent is lovely: apple pie made from ripe red apples with a bit of honey on top and served in a rocky flower garden which has just been rained upon. It is a touch oxidised, but in such a way as old white Burgundies: it doesn't detract from enjoyment but rather enhances it. The palate is likewise appley, with fantastic minerality and intensity. This is not a profound wine, but it is à point and is charming.
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The price was about 16 euros, but as this was from the special selection of our Monopoly Alko (i.e. has to be separately ordered) it probably does not reflect the true market value for the wine. Most from the special selection are about 1/3 more expensive than elsewhere. Alko sucks.