After trips to Burgundy and Spain, I'm slightly obsessed with aged white wines, but they are not always easy to find (or I find affordable). Like actresses in Hollywood, young and fresh white wines are often the drink of choice. However, like those ambitious beauties, there are a plethora of them fighting for the starring role on the table. Personally, I'm excited when I find one of these mature stars in the casting call, er, wine list. They obtain a unique complexity during their evolution and make me rethink what I know about the grape.
Case in point? The Domaine Aux Moines Savienneres - Roche Aux Moines, 1999, we recently had at Freek's Mill in Gowanus. This Chenin Blanc had developed a lovely nutty overlay to its aromatic profile. On the palate, it still had good structure and moderate acidity, which paired well with many of our dishes.
Forget the young ingenue; what aged whites have you tried recently?