Michael Feuerstein’s in town. Zooming around in his white Mini Cooper and Rambo-red crocs. This time he showed up with — guess what? — Burgundy, the only wine he believes has the mid-palate essential to well-made wine.
He brought two wines from a new-to-me producer, Devevey. We tasted the 2005 Borgogne blanc and the 2006 Volnay. Both are made from purchased grapes. Devevey also has its own vineyards.
The blanc is a good value, and should retail for around $25. It has a fresh meaty nose of red apple, and I wrote it was crisp meaty and minerally on the palate.
The Volnay is a $50 bottle of wine and I found faint culinary herbs behind a red cherry nose. with fine grippy tannins and a long finish.
Also in the group was the Sylvain Pataille 2005 Passetoutgrain. Which should retail for about $20. Continue reading