LoHud Wine of the Week
2011 Domaine Chauveau “La Charmette” Pouilly Fumé: Made from the sauvignon blanc grape, so you get citrus, lemon zest and brightness from the acidity, but Pouilly Fumé in particular has a distinctive flint-like smokiness to it – unique to this region. Region: Loire Valley, France. Price: $27. Goes with: Shellfish like raw oysters and clams, or enjoy with pungent French cheeses. Why I chose it: Sancerre, Pouilly Fumé’s neighbor, may be more well known, but Pouilly Fumé has different soil, which changes the aspect of the wine. A great change from the same-‘ol Sauvignon Blanc.
This is Bottle No. 4 in our seventh series. More recommendations: food.lohudblogs.com/category/mixed-case.
To see previous experts in our Mixed Case series, click here:
Mixed Case from Zachys in Scarsdale..
Mixed Case from Suburban Wines in Yorktown Heights.
Mixed Case from Rochambeau Wines & Liquors in Dobbs Ferry.
Mixed Case from Wine Geeks in Armonk
Mixed Case by Piermont Fine Wine & Spirits.
Mixed Case by Aries Wine & Spirits, White Plains.
For 12 weeks, we feature a wine, and include tasting notes and suggestions for pairings. At the end of the 12 weeks, we’ll review our Mixed Case, and recap the choices. Each mixed case will be chosen by a local wine shop owner, who will also become our wine expert-in-residence during his or her tenure. (So should we need recommendations for a holiday, for example. we’ll ask.) We’ll get a new expert for each case. Right now, we’re working on our Mixed Case chosen by Stu Levine of Vino 100 in White Plains.