1997 Remoissenet Père & Fils Renommée Bourgogne Blanc

04172009We don’t get much wine in Vancouver with more than a few years of age, so when I came across this reasonably-priced ’97 white Burgundy last night at Kitsilano Wine Cellars, I got a little giddy and grabbed it. Thanks to the Burgundy Wine Board’s tasting at the Terminal City Club last month, I’ve been drinking a lot of wine from their region… and well, I always have a healthy curiosity when it comes to French wine – I am a wine geek, after all.

I opened it tonight with some tuna… and wow. Tasty. It has a lemon yellow colour and is still very crisp and youthful, with lemon, green apple and a lip-smackingly flinty finish. There’s a bit of a honey and caramel edge to the flavours, but that’s its only nod to its 12 years of age. Very cool.

It’s a food wine. Open it with some fish/shellfish/chicken or cheese and enjoy. I think you’ll be pretty happy you did.

~$37 at Kitsilano Wine Cellars.

4 stars