Is your white wine up to the Challenge?
Looking for that perfect crowd pleasing white wine to bring to a Christmas party? Or, maybe just a great inexpensive wine to give to someone as a gift this holiday season? Here’s the answer my friend to your holiday dilemma, and it’ll only cost you $10 bucks. This little treasure comes from France – which of course means that you’ll be instantly greeted by a label in all of its French splendid glory, chock full of unfamiliar French words that will undoubtedly have your brain muttering the words of Mr. Grinch, “How-be Who-be What??” . After a little label intimidation game, you’re then distracted by the look of the bottle. It is long and slender and has a Grinch-looking body that by this point has you saying, “Pooh-pooh to the Whos!”, and has you heading back to your ‘ole familiar wine boundaries. But wait, before you go running back to that safe haven in aisle 3, do yourself a favor and taste drive one of the most heavenly killer values on the planet right now for under 10 smackers. Here’s all you need to know about this stunning wine before having your taste buds bustin’ loose under the mistletoe with excitement.
Picpoul is the grape and Pinet is the village within the Languedoc region of France for which this wine calls home.
This white wine pops with gigantic acidic fruit flavors like grapefruit, lime and pineapple from start to its glorious zesty finish. Not only is the Le Jade great on its own, but it’s also extremely food-friendly and has the chops to stand up to anything from say bacon-wrapped scallops over Southwestern seasoned mixed vegetables to a melted Manchego cheese and Italian Sopressata quesadilla (I speak from experience on these two).
My question to you and every white wine making winery out there is this: Can your $20 or less white wine do that? I personally believe that the Le Jade, at just under $10, might very well be the most exceptional and versatile inexpensive white wine on the market right now. To this point, I’m making a challenge to all wineries around globe – If you think that your less than $20 white wine is better then this French beauty, then I’d like to hear about it!
As for the 2008 Le Jade, Picpoul de Pinet – It’s the tops in my book! Pour it, enjoy it, or just get crunked (if that’s your thing) this holiday season – 4 Stars.
WineLife365 Rating: 4-Star