One of the most exciting things about this crazy world of wine we live in is finding a gem…
Finding that wine that has everything we’re all looking for: taste, flavor, quality, and price. The Petit Chapeau hits all those marks and then surpasses them with ease. The wine does it while being the best example of a crisp, clean, and refreshing wine that we’ve seen at the shop in many years.
We’ve always done a brisk business in wines like the Petit Chapeau, that is Bordeaux Blanc. For whatever reason the not overly grassy or citrusy style of white blend resonates with you all and the ‘Little Hat’ (translation of Petit Chapeau) is the best style of the wine we’ve come across since we first introduced Lamothe-Vincent to the shop 3 years ago*. In fact, this wine is better than any other Bordeaux Blanc we’ve ever had here. The wine is refeshingly simple at first blush but as you delve deeper into the bottle the wine gains complexity.
This is a melon, pear, and a touch of citrus led blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and Muscadelle. It’s made to the taste of Sommelier Daniel Johnnes (from the Daniel Boulud restaurant group) by a leading chateau in Bordeaux and we’re extremly fortunate to have this wine at the shop … especially for the price we’ve got it for! The Petit Chapeau is currently only available at 2 spots locally: Sunfish Cellars and Spoon & Stable (it keeps good company, I think!).
The Petit Chapeau is wonderful on it’s own or with some Oysters (now that we’ve moved back into Oyster Season!) and is a worthwhile wine to have on-hand through the coming fall months.
* Sunfish was the 1st store in the Cities to work with Lamothe-Vincent… The wine is now all around town at prices much, much, much higher than what we sold it for. I have a feeling that within a few months the Petit Chapeau will have a similar fate! Snatch it up quick!
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