Tuesday, May 29, 2007

2004 Tacama Gran Blanc

We went out on a limb and got a white wine for our South American adventure. After some searching, we found a 2004 Tacama Gran Blanc. The Tacama Vineyard is located about 180 miles from Lima, Peru.

From the Tacama website:

The pale yellow colour of this wine gives it a lovely presentation. The freshness of its bouquet is revealed on first contact with the nose. Both flowery and fruity, with highly agreeable citric notes, its flavours give it a particular finesse. The grape varieties used are Semillon, Sauvignon, and Chenin.

The Tacama winery website also suggests some dinner pairings with their wines, and for this wine, suggested “Plain poultry and fish dishes, such as Roast Chicken, Roast Turkey, Fish in Meniuere Sauce, etc.”

We had this wine on Sunday night, paired with a Yancy’s Fancy Champagne cheese and Triscuits. (Money baby, we’re money.) The taste was fruity, light and crisp. The only thing we might have done differently was let the wine warm a bit before trying to drink it – we had refrigerated it since Friday (when it was bought) and it was very chilled.

While not fans of white wine, this one was an interesting change from the reds we normally drink. I think we paid about $10 for the bottle. ($9.99? Perhaps I should have saved the receipt.) While it could be an alternative to the usual pinot grigio or chardonnay (if we drank those on a regular basis), I don’t think we’ll buy this again.


Mustafa Şenalp said...


Mrs Big Dubya said...

We are more into reds too, but... sometimes in the summer a nice chilled white hits the spot.

I'll look for this one, I suspect we may go to the same wine shop :)

Mrs. Chicky said...

I can't get that line from Better Off Dead out of my head: "And to drink, Peru!"

Okay, I'm done now.

I wonder if this is what we're up against with South American whites. They're okay, but not fantastic.

Darren said...

mrs. big dubya: We got this one out of town, but we've been to the Cork (or something like that) a few times.

mrs. chicky: That would have been a perfect title for the post.