France; 11% ABV
$7 at the Berkeley, CA, store on 29 Dec. Also at Richmond.
I was intrigued by the pretty label, but stayed away until weinish recommended it. Actually, he just said it was better than the La Croix du Pin, which was apparently not a huge compliment. I thought this wine was fine but not that exciting.
I found no clues on the label as to what kinds of grapes went into this wine, or where in France they were grown, and since it’s a non-vintage wine, that probably changes from bottling to bottling anyway. The wine inside was very dry and had full white wine grape flavors, mostly yellow, some green, and had a very solid, fairly simple character. So solid, indeed, that I wished it had a bit more acid and carbonation for balance. Still, it was quite yummy with uni (raw sea urchin roe), rice, soy sauce and wasabi (Japanese horseradish).