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Wine of the week: 2010 Domaine du Gros’Nore Bandol rose

Quick swirl.

A beautiful Bordeaux Blanc with a bouquet of acacia, lime and fresh-cut grass. A blend of 40 percent Sauvignon Blanc with an equal amount of Semillon and 20 percent Muscadelle, the 2009 from Chteau Lamothe de Haux has the bracing minerality that makes these wines such terrific summer drinking. And this one is a particularly wonderful bargain.

Drink it as an aperitif, with chilled shellfish, Dungeness crab and sushi. Or a classic combination: with goat cheese.
The 2009 Chateau Lamothe de Haux Bordeaux, elegant and aromatic, pairs well with shellfish, crab, sushi, goat cheese.  (Los Angeles Times/MCT)
The 2009 Chateau Lamothe de Haux Bordeaux, elegant and aromatic, pairs well with shellfish, crab, sushi, goat cheese.  (Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Region: Bordeaux

Price: About $15

Style: Elegant and aromatic

What it goes with: shellfish, crab, sushi, goat cheese

By S. Irene Virbila, Los Angeles Times

(McClatchy-Tribune Information Services)
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