2008 Savigny-Les-Beaune Les Narbontons Mongeard-Mugneret: Black peppery
sometime in july, 2011: this 2008 savigny-les-beaune 1er cru les narbontons mongeard-mugneret, a red burgundy, was light and black peppery flavored. i liked this a lot, though my mom prefers red wines with more body. my father ordered it to go with my cousin philippe's veal, since philippe doesn't like white wines very much. we had this at a restaurant called crouzil in plancoet, about 30 minutes from dinard in brittany, with grandmere.
this column runs as "bottle by bottle" in the evansville courier and press twice or so a month. the focus is on wines, food and how they intersect. if i receive gifts, i'll tell you. photo credits are noted. i buy most of my wines from winetree, varsity liquors, schnucks, the fresh market, kwik liquor and winestyles (in evansville, ind.); big red liquors and sahara mart (in bloomington, ind.); vecchio's italian market (in newburgh, ind.); whole foods (in st. louis); and binny's (in chicago.) also, i do try a number of wines that i don't necessarily mention in the column, through travels to france and other markets (germany, hungary, italy, etc.) that don't sell wines i can find here. those experiences factor into my tasting descriptions, even if i don't mention them in the column, so keep all that in mind. i write the column to tell my readers in the evansville, ind., area what i consider to be flavorful, balanced and good-value wines for sale in this area.