Is that some kinky sex thing?

"Would you care for a Mondeause?" He asked, huskily.

I tried to twist my grimace into a smile. Frantically, I asked my inner goddess, "Is that some kinky sex thing I should know about?" She was silent (that bitch, I swear she is constantly on vacation in Bali or Goa or wherever those hyper-flexible, sexually ambiguous figures vacation). 

"Yes?" I finally answered, tentatively.

He pulled out a bottle. I inwardly sighed in relief. No kinky sex. Well, at least for now. 

The wine was inky purple; it could have passed for petite sirah. But there was no mistaking the nose. When I closed my eyes, it was just like that one time I was shuffling through a Chinese street market, pressed between approximately one million tiny old grandmothers, the smell of rotting meat, sweat, and Chinese five spice overwhelming my senses. 

On the palate, it was sour plum and bitter cherry. In fact, when combined together, it was like the best parts of Peking duck. Huh. Turns out I really like this not-kinky sex thing. 

Scoring: 5 out of 5 vanilla bean pods

What we drank: Domaine Nicolas Gonin 2015 Mondeause


About Mondeause Noire:

After nearly being eradicated by the 19th century French phylloxera outbreak, plantings of Mondeause Noire have slightly increased since 2000 to approximately 800 acres in the eastern part of France. It is one of the approved varieties for use in the Vin de Savoie AOC as well as the Bugey AOC.

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