Arista Wine Cellars

Wine of the Week

Wine of the Week for March 23rd, 2020

2018, Chateau Ducasse, Bordeaux Blanc, $17.99

Hervé  Dubourdieu crafts one of the tastiest and most affordable Sauternes out  there, which I cannot recommend more to those who enjoy the occasional  sweet treat.  However, given today’s overwhelming tendency to  favor dry table whites, Hervé chooses to ferment the majority of the  Sémillon, Sauvignon, and Muscadelle from his Sauternes-producing  vineyards to full dryness for his Bordeaux blanc.  It exhibits an exotic,  citrusy perfume hinting at something rather luscious, then zips across  the palate in a refreshingly restrained, refined manner.  Hervé serves it  with a platter of oysters on ice, but this white is really  a passe-partout, delightful with a range of foods or whenever the mood  strikes.   Continually one of the best selling whites at Arista.