Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Nautique Esprit de Blanc

One of the last wines I'll write about from Easter was the Peconic Bay series of winescalled Nautique. I brought with me Nautique Esprit de Blanc. This is a series of great value winess with exceptional flavor. I was thrilled to impress everyone with this little ditty, from the cool bottle to the great wine, a super combination.

From Jim Silver's press release: "Nautique Esprit de Blanc possesses attention-grabbing aromatic qualities that are the result of judicious blending. Each of the three components lends individualistic qualities to the finished wine. The “Old Vines” clone of Chardonnay donates its typical lemon-grass and Sauvignon-like aroma. The Pinot Grigio contributes a citrus and orange peel quality and the Riesling adds to the complexity with grapefruit and peach nuances. The result is a vibrant, aromatic white that will make oysters and clams leap out of their shells."

We had ham and potatoes and fresh string beans, and cheese and fresh bread. It was a sun drenched day. And in the warm weather, the cold, refreshing wine with lots of fruit, great acidity, and a nice clean, crisp finish, was a delicious accompaniment. The group really loved this white. I was a real hero.

But the real heroes were Jim Silver and the folks at Peconic Bay.