December 2017 Wine of the Month Club Newsletter - page 10

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We haven’t seen a blend like this in
years and can’t help but wonder why
more people don’t make one. These two
grapes are quite different in their flavor
profiles, but that doesn’t mean they don’t
work together to form a harmonious
whole.
C’est La Vie! is the handiwork of Alain
Serveau, who was born in the rarified
village of Nuits-Saint-Georges, in the
heart of Burgundy. Just the sound of the
word Burgundy can make strong men
stumble. It is one of the most revered
wine producing areas in the world.
Alain came from a family of winemakers
and grape growers, but set out on his
own to study in Bordeaux and the
Languedoc. His embrace of the wine
culture is everywhere, including the
name of his venture, which loosely
translates to “Such is life!” It is interesting
to note here that his blend is made from
the classic white of Bordeaux, Sauvignon
Blanc, and the classic white of Burgundy,
Chardonnay. Obviously he is familiar with
both and it shows.
Both grapes are picked and handled
separately. The blend is done after
fermentation so that the winemaker
knows what he or she is working with.
As little as a 3% swing in proportion, one
way or the other, can make a difference
in the blend.
He hit it dead on with this one. The
lovely, un-oaked Chardonnay with its
green apple and jasmine scents marries
perfectly with the Sauvignon’s herbal
cadence and swatches of white peach
and guava. The lovely finish is, well, lovely.
“ SHAR • doh • NAY saw • VEEN • yon “
Peach, Apple
Guava
Medium Weight,
Peach
Now through 2020
Seafood, Vegetarian
Bright, Pale Golden
Hints of Peach
and Citrus
Region: Pays d’Oc I.G.P., France • Alcohol:
13.0%
C’EST LA VIE!
Chardonnay / Sauvignon, 2016
ITEM #: V1217W2IF
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