No-Guilt Wednesday Wine: Olivier LeFlaive Bourgogne Blanc Les Sétilles 2009   Leave a comment

This little guy doesn’t have a guilty bone in his body.  Neither should you.  Every Wednesday (though it could be Tuesday or Thursday) I will write-up a wine that I feel delivers good value for drinking in the middle of the week.  Aside from quality, my only other criteria is price.  To start, less than $15, but ideally less than $10, for a 750 ml bottle. 

I will also add any recipes that I paired with the wine.  I hope to leave you with a recipe that you can use to match up with a wine of your choice if you can’t locate the one I recommend.

No-Guilt Wednesday is not about compromising on quality.  It’s all about drinking good wine that does not break the bank, eating good food and of course, it’s about sharing with the ones you love.  

Another Wednesday?  Back from the gym and showered and feeling thinner, it was time to celebrate a bit.  I’ve been told that I shouldn’t deprive myself too much.  Like that’s a real problem.  So, I looked over the recent acquisitions from my local wine merchant.  Last week we went for the almost Bordeaux from Northern Italy.  Today, we get to try a widely available Burgundian white from a biodynamic producer.   My Sybarite-in-Training served me some thinly sliced quince with manchego.

 Olivier LeFlaive Bourgogne Blanc Les Sétilles 2009 ($15).   On the nose we get some clean florals leading to flavors of apricot and quince.  Mineral sensations finish this off with a pleasing citrus-like acidity.  In summary, a nice quaffing and tasty white that is great to serve with a simple appetizer.   Rated **

Just in case you were thinking it, this producer, as far as I know, is no relation to Flavor Flav.

Raw Quince & Manchego Slices

Do you really need instructions for this?  It’s a great combo– try it.  OK serve some salted pistachios on the side and call it a day.  It’s all good!

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Posted October 19, 2011 by Sybarite Sauvage in No-Guilt Wednesday

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