One of these day's I'll take a proper picture of the wine of the week. Just not this day, I guess. As the title says, the wine of this past week is a Clairette de Bellegrade, from Mas Carlot. It's the first time I am aware of trying a wine made from the clairette grape.
How was it? Pretty good, actually. The color was a bit lighter than how it looks in the picture. Not real big on aromas, it smelled of flowers and fruits with a slight bit of almonds. The initial impression in the mouth was one of smooth pear, grapefruit, oak, and more almond. Then the acidity kicked in to make it a refreshing quaff. What I liked was the persistence of flavors and all the components being in harmony.
For $7.99 from the L.A. Wine Company, this had good QPR and gets two thumbs up. It's a flavorful, balanced and different kind of wine, worth giving it a try! I noticed that I seem to be the only one using Cellar Tracker who has listed this particular bottling.
Next week: a wine I've been looking forward to uncorking. Also, I'll try and take a decent picture of it!