Updated: Jul 28, 2021
That's what Entre Les Eaux literally means in French. A blend of Chenin blanc from Izagues, Aveyron and Aligoté sourced from Thierry Moreau in Mâcon-Pierreclos, Burgundy. Sounds crazy given their geographical differences eh? Both wines were hand harvested, vinified and aged separately before they were unified as one by Nicolas Camarans (we first wrote about him here). Biodynamically raised with no new oak, unfined and unfiltered with just a small touch of SO2 at bottling.
This 2017 version has a slightly cloudy lemon yellow colour with aromas of flint, lemon peel, apricot skins, green herbs and a touch of smoke. Lots of ripe citrus (more green fruit that yellow), quite steely, mineral, tart and zingy. Med+ acid, med to med+ finish with a light tannic grip. We paired this with a tasty French cheese and spinach quiche from ATOUT and it was excellent. It should also go very well with some steamed or boiled Castel artichokes with vinaigrette dip, fish en papillote, and perhaps some burrata and summer tomatoes salad. If you're keen to try this unique and tasty white, just ask Jos at Le Bon Funk! In fact, they are now offering a 25% discount on all their wines until Singapore's Phase 2 Heightened Alert mode is relaxed. Missing France terribly, but this will do for now. Happy weekend everyone!