Words & Wine: Wine Wednesday Pairing with A Court of Mist and Fury

This week's pairing is between:
A Court of Mist and Fury and Montaudon Brut

Book: A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
My Review: ACOMAF
Purchase: Amazon
Synopsis: Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

Wine:
Montaudon Brut
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars
Points: 90
Purchase: Total Wine
Price: $29.99
Tasting Notes: Dry, Citrus, Peach, Medium-bodied
Description: Well-knit and minerally, with a creamy mousse that carries flavors of apricot tart, blackberry pate de fruit, meringue and chopped hazelnut. The lasting finish is well-cut and juicy.



I knew as soon as I read ACOMAF, I wanted to do a pairing with it. The Starfall scene in particular almost needs a glass of wine to truly have an immersive experience while reading.     In fact, I poured myself a glass of this very champagne as soon as I came to this scene. It truly made the scene magical. The tiny bubbles in Montaudon Brut look like the falling stars in the glass. On the nose, there is a light smell of citrus intermingling with peach, with a floral undertone. I can imagine Velaris smelling just like this during the Starfall celebration. On the palate, there is apricot and the continuation of citrus, along with hazelnuts. It does not have a strong brioche flavor like most champagnes. It is dry but fruity. This would be an excellent choice to serve at parties since it could be appealing to those who typically drink sweet wines due to the fruit forward palate, and also appeal to those who prefer dry wines as well. If I were to attend Starfall, I would bring a bottle of this with me.

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