I have an affinity for Burgundy. Whether red or white, it's my go-to wine. I like the smell, structure and most of all, the taste of Burgundy. The most important rule when choosing a wine is that you find it delicious.
This wine, made at the Domaine formerly known as Robert Arnoux, is delicious. Nuits-Saint-Georges produces some of the best wines in the Cote de Nuits: balanced and can be intensely perfumed. Winemaker Pascale Lachaux is wonderful at putting the flavors and smells of the vineyard into the bottle. His wine making style is simple: make it taste like where the wine is from. In this case, the wine tastes like a Nuits-Saint-Georges should. It's not as powerful a wine as one from Vosne-Romanee or Chambolle-Musigny. It's a bit more easy going and softer. A lot of this has to do with vintage. Because 2009 was a warmer vintage in France, it produced wines that are more fruit forward. It will drink very well young or over the next decade. This wine drinks well now and will for years to come...try it with cheese or roasted game birds.
$40 per pound
This is a wonderful washed rind cheese from the Green Mountains in Vermont. It is made from 40 cows that graze on the Von Trapp Family farmstead (yes, those Von Trapps!). Oma is a unique balance of nutty and sweet. It's gooey but never runny and pairs well with Pinot Noir.
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