When people talk of fine wines, the talk often makes its way to France. France produces some fabulous wines and many command high prices, some even justify those prices. Yet in French households ordinary wine is being drunk and enjoyed by ordinary families with ordinary meals.
Côtes De Saint Mont – Cuvée Spéciale Boiseraie 2006 is just such a wine, picked up in a French supermarket for under £3, not in the bargain bucket or cheapo-wines section, but in the big aisle full of weekday wines.
Its pale and dry with a medium high acidity. It smells a little of lemons and some curious vegetables, nothing specific, just the sort of smell you get when you open the bottom draw of the fridge. It has a similar taste, nothing specific, nothing unpleasant, just nothing memorable.