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Henry’s Drive Vignerons The Postmistress Blanc de Blanc 2009

by Nannette Eaton on February 8, 2010

“The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post.”George Bernard Shaw

Wine Harlots love a good story.  And Henry’s Drive Vignerons tells a good tale.  The brand is named after the proprietor of the mail coach service which ran through the property in the 1800’s.  The wines are thematically named to highlight aspects of the mail service.  The Postmistress Blanc de Blanc is a fruity, bubbly, tart, sassy quaff, the Henry’s Drive folks describe her thusly:  “A woman of unimpeachable rectitude, The Postmistress is trusted to preserve the town’s mail affairs.  Her nimble fingers sort carefully wrapped parcels; letters from distant places and a single postcard, written in a familiar hand. Whilst eager young men queue daily for her attention, for the Postmistress there is only one man who always delivers.”   Sounds like a harlot to me.  A perfect food pairing for this refreshing sparkler would be Bacon Wrapped Scallops.

The details: 11.5% alcohol.  Crown cap closure.  The wines is 100% chardonnay from Padthaway, Australia.  The suggested retail is $20 USD and is imported by Quintessential Wines.  This was a media sample kindly provided by Quintessential.

The music match is “Such Great Heights” by the Postal Service from the album Give Up.  Wine Harlots suggest beginning a love affair with The Postmistress.