Yes, the bottle got me, I will freely admit that. Come on, look at how amazing every detail is! The wire netting, the fonts, and the goat sealed the deal. Plus I knew what was inside would be equally as stellar as this bottle is imported by my friends who are customers of WK at Peloton Imports. I have been searching for more wine options to share on Wine Wednesday that can be enjoyed by many as they ship so you can just click on the link at the end of the entry if you end up not finding this tasty Chardonnay in your neighborhood grocer or wine shop.
From their site: Albert Ponnelle is an estate and a negociant with deep roots in Burgundy. Pierre-Lazare Ponnelle founded the business in Beaune in 1870, and today the estate is run by Pierre Ponnelle, the fifth generation of the family to take the helm. The Bourgogne Réserve de la Chèvre Noire wines come from the Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits. They are partly aged in oak barrels. The names of the wines are an affectionate nod to an old regional tale about a famous black goat who was known for drifting from the herd to snack on choice grapes in the best vineyards. Each year Albert Ponnelle creates a Chardonnay and a Pinot Noir under the Chèvre Noir label as an homage to the black goat with a connoisseur’s taste.
Gold in color with a fine sheen and brilliance. The nose is forward with notes of lemon, baked pear, vanilla bean and a hint of caramel/butterscotch. Possessing a medium-full body, this is well-rounded and soft on the approach. Lemon and mineral shows on the forefront with finishing notes of Tart Tatin, Crème Anglaise and graceful acidity. Peloton Imports
With tomatoes so plentiful at this time of year, roasting them up gives you oodles of options on how to serve them. This is a quick roast at a high temp. Place small tomatoes whole in an oven proof dish and coat with extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle over fresh thyme leaves, salt and pepper. Mix around so all is coated. Place in 400 degree hot oven and let cook until the tomatoes are just about to pop open. Done. Serve just as is next to a piece of fish or chicken, add to pasta with feta and toss, or add to slices of baguette for an easy appetizer.
Watching the sun go down the other evening after a busy, full day got me once again thinking about the importance of taking time to just be. To think. To ponder. To dream. In our fast paced world it is often easy to slip to the bottom of our own ‘to-do’ list. But it is so important that we refresh, re-energize and take time for ourselves–for our body, mind & spirit.
A lovely, lovely Sunday to you all. May it be filled with all you want it to be… Ted
Cafe au Lait dahlias are a simply gorgeous variety and come in shades of creamy pink, blush, peach, ivory, champagne and dusty rose. One of the Market stalls was brimming with them. Dinner plate in size, one will do the trick and make any space sing. Many are just a slice of heaven.
Last week we had a new friend, author Julia Reed, over for a week-night meal in town. She was in Seattle working on an article and I really wanted to have a quiet eve in other than take her to a bustling restaurant where the pace is much quicker and the space is much louder. Plus I think a meal in your home is so much more memorable. The dahlias just so darn abundant the choices in the Market were crazy good. I pulled out glassware we have not used in forever, set a simple table, lit a few candles–and we were set for an evening of much laughter & many stories.