|Montaluce Winery's vineyard, Dahlonega, G.A.|
My husband and I went in to share brunch. We ordered a $12 Flight (wine tasting) to go with our meal. We chose four whites and one dessert wine.
|Summertime beet and greens salad, Le Vigne Restaurant,|
We drank the 2010 Montaluce Primo and Primaluce white wines with the dish. The Primaluce had a mild orange peel nose and citrus taste. And the Primo smelt of honeysuckle and had a spicy taste. Unfortunately their flavors overpowered the salad.
|Springer Mountain Farm chicken dish, Le Vigne Restaurant,|
We drank the 2009 Montaluce Chardonnay and Viognier wine with this dish. The Chardonnay had a unripe pinapple nose mixed with citrus. It was a bit bitter at the beginning of the sip but it finished nicely with a tart citrus flavor. The Viognier had a slight vanilla nose mixed with ripe pineapple. It tasted sweeter than the other wine, and had a slightly bitter citrus finish. Both wines went well with the chicken.
|Vanilla Mascarpone pannna cotta dessert, Le Vigne|
Restaurant, Dahlonega, GA
|Blackened garlic ice cream with chocolate torte, |
Le Vigne Restaurant, Dahlonega, GA
We drank the sparkly mead with both desserts. It smelt like wildflower honey mixed with tropical ginger flower. But it was surprisingly dry with a slight vanilla, mangosteen, and caramel flavor. It went beautifully with the panna cotta and garlic ice cream.
Le Vigne Restaurant on Montaluce Vineyards exceeded my expectations. The flavors are bold and bright with very little salt. And the Food, wow it was amazing. It was a lovely brunch by some fabulous chefs in a gorgeous location. I look forward to the next time I am in town.
To find out more about the winery and Le Vigne restaurant, you can go to www.montaluce.com or visit them at 946 Via Montaluce, Dahlonega, GA 30533 Phone: (706) 867-4060
They are closed on Mondays.