Wine Review: 2008 Château du Champ des Treilles Vin Passion

It feels a little strange to be writing a review of a wine from Bordeaux when one of our fellow Wine Dine With Us bloggers is working in Bordeaux right now. No doubt the selection and quality of wines available to Rodney are far beyond what our Boston area stores can get on their shelves, and I’m hoping that in the near future he will send in more reports of what he has been enjoying! (Nudge, nudge…)

Nevertheless, I was inspired to write about the Château du Champ des Treilles Vin Passion. A blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and Muscadelle, the Vin Passion is from the relatively unknown appellation of Sainte-Foy Bordeaux. Winemakers Corine and Jean-Michel Comme adhere to both biodynamic and organic principals and an argument could be made that this natural approach has resulted in a wine that conveys purity. The nose is full of minerality, green apple, and lime.  It is taut with intense acidity, a medium body, and a long finish. What I like most about the Vin Passion is that it tastes unadulterated and unprocessed, allowing the strength of the grapes shines through.

Available at Gordon’s Fine Wine for $15.99.

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Katrin is one of the co-founders of Wine Dine With Us. She enjoys sharing her love of wine on the blog, and is particularly fond of wines from Argentine, Alto Adige, and Germany. A lifelong environmentalist, Katrin has become increasingly interested in issues of sustainability in wine and food, local food production, biodynamics, and organic agriculture. When not drinking wine and writing about it, she is a nonprofit professional, specializing in fundraising and special events.

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