After a very long flight to Texas made exhausting by the multiple plane changes and layovers, we decided to take advantage of the lovely weather and wandered around looking for a restaurant with a patio. After escaping the snow and utterly freezing climate of winter in NY, the sunny 70 degree temperature in Dallas was thoroughly therapeutic. To continue the restorative experience and sunshine theme, I selected Vignoble Ferret Colombard Ugni Blanc 2011 from the wine menu at the absolutely wonderful patio at the Meddlesome Moth.
Domaine de Guillamen is located in southwestern France and has been in the Ferret family for 6 generations. Independent winemaker Dominique Ferret heads the estate along with his wife Stéphanie, herself a 3rd generation winemaker. Dominique initiated the estates’ departure of producing Armagnac [similar to Cognac] and diverting production to white wines. Dominique’s passionate belief is that “it is with the vines that you create the potential for a wine and in the cellar that you work to find its best expression”.
Pale gold in colour, aromas of lemon, apple and wet slate rose from the glass. Green apple, melon and lemon flavours were supported by a tangy acidity in the light body. Slate elements were joined by traces of herbaceous mint in the crisp, mineral finish. Sunny and fresh, this is a lovely glass for the patio and light dishes.