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Weekly Wine – Mediterranean

22 Feb

Rene Barbier Mediterranean White, Catalunya
Year: N/A
Spain
750ml
11.5% ABV
$9.95 (LCBO)

When I bought this wine I thought it was called  Mediterraneo – this is the name of one of my favourite movies. It is about a band of misfit Italian soldiers sent to occupy an Greek island.
The label reminds me of an iconic scene in the movie Shirley Valentine – again the setting is in Greece.
This wine is Spanish. From Catalunya to be precise. On the other end of the Mediterranean.
But it is good light white wine. A little acidic but quite pleasing on the palate. There are hints of citrus and sweet grasses. The wine is truly refreshing with a flavour that is light and sublime. I can imagine myself sitting by the Mediterranean on a chair as depicted on the label quaffing this wine.
There is no year or grape listed on the bottle and that is usually an indication of a cheaply made consumer wine. This may be under ten bucks but it sure don’t taste cheap.
It is quite impressive that you can get this good quality wine at this price.