Funny how the "Vin du mois" was different tonight (29th) - perhaps they are working on a different calendar! Anyway, the vins du mois were different this evening, with the white selection an old reliable - the basic Petit Chablis from La Chablisienne. La Chablisienne is kind of a co-op winemaking outfit for independent vignerons in Burgundy, and its whites are frequently hailed as excellent price:quality wines in a very expensive wine region. I have had them on a number of occasions, and they were well priced vs. the competition.
Tonight's 2002 La Chablisienne Petit Chablis was a pale straw yellow, with green apple and brioche on the nose. On the palate it was minerally, with almonds and lemon, displaying nice balance and moderate acidity. Overall a nice example of entry level Chablis, and a nice match for crab, sardines (grilled, with Norman butter) and cod in a buttery sauce. (Somebody, please call a doctor...) This went down very well, but was pricey.
Price: €32 (menu)
We're off to the north of France, then Champagne.