Thursday, July 25, 2013

Great Neighbours

Some neighbours come over to borrow a cup of milk or sugar, maybe a lawnmower or a strong back when they need to move 15 railway ties stored in their backyard behind a shed. So when a friend down the street shows up with a nice bottle of wine to taste, I immediately put them in the "good neighbour" category.

So there I am sitting on the porch, my feet up on the coffee table enjoying a glass of wine with my better half watching boats go by on the river while the sun is setting in the distance. Out of the dusk we can hear some familiar footsteps and whistling coming up the driveway. It's my neighbour Dave with a bottle of wine in his hand. He had just purchased a case of wine and tried the first bottle which he really liked. Dave enjoyed it so much that he saved the last quarter of the bottle and wanted me to try it as he knows that I also appreciate a good bottle of wine from time to time. What a great neighbour !

So here's Dave's pic of the week. Thanks for dropping in Dave.

2010 Domaine du Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem - M.Chapoutier
Cotes du Roussillon Villages  - Latour de France

A dark and rich blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan grapes. This full bodied wine is full with aromas and flavours of plum, dark berries and maybe a bit of licorice. The tannins are quite full and a little rough. This wine should age nicely in the next 2 to 5 years
Price - under $25 (LCBO- Vintages)
This wine would pair well with some St Paulin semi-soft cheese.