Grape Variety: Blend – Clairette, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Sauvignon Gris and Aligoté.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Vin de France; Rhone Valley, France.
Price: $21.60 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Roast pork loin with Madeira sauce, mashed potatoes and sauteed Brussels sprouts and onions.
Chilled before opening. Very, very slightly cloudy with an oat straw color. Tropical fruit, tangerine, citrus, apple and honeysuckle aromas, but with a lingering conifer smell in the background. Smooth, a tiny bit off-dry, slightly oily with a chalky mouthfeel, solid medium body and a 150-grit texture. Zesty tangerine, lemon & lime, mango, apple and a touch of honeydew melon flavors. Lots of bright acidity, and an explosive finish of citrus and mineral tastes. “Perfect” paired with the pork, but we both commented how good it was sipping after the dinner. It was crisp, exhilarating, substantial and filled with a collage of fresh tastes. A noteworthy white wine that’s an excellent value.
Alcohol Content: 13%
Closure: 45mm Plastic cork.
UPC Code: Not available.
Imported by: Louis/Dressner; New York, New York.