Normally I am a "red wine only" drinker, but in an attempt to be more open and balanced in the world of wine, I am branching out and trying some whites. Recently I tried the Pouilly Fuisse, Louis Jadot. It is a white Burgundy wine from France, appellation Controlee.
This wine I purchased at Cost Plus World Market for around $25 as a Christmas gift to my significant other, thinking it was his favorite. Silly me...it was not, and after 4 months we thought what the hell, lets drink it! This may not sound like a long time to sit on a wine, but for us it is unheard of! The significant other led me to believe the Pouilly Fuisse (not exactly the name he uses for it...) would be a very sweet wine (ick). Pleasantly we were both surprised to find it was actually medium bodied, dry yet silky and soft on the palate. With hints of melon and just a touch of oak, to my taste buds it was not quite a Chardonnay, and not quite Sauvignon Blanc but somewhere close.
The Pouilly Fuisse paired perfectly with citrus marinated, and roasted chicken leg quarters, mixed green salad with roasted beets dressed with the Gorgonzola, cranberry, walnut dressing from Trader Joe's. Dinner for two with wine pairing, for under $40! Once again, recession does not have to mean depression!
I would highly recommend the Pouilly Fuisse Louis Judot chilled on a warm night or day. A light meal, and a loved one even the red wine only crowd could not resist.