Synopsis, Our Opinion: An okay Chenin Blanc.
Producer/Winery: Arnaud Lambert; Chateau de Brézé; Brézé, France.
Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Saumur; Loire Valley, France.
Price: $19.80 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Garden salad and homemade bread.
Chilled before drinking. Almost surreal sparkling clear and glycerin-like with an oat straw color. Strong ripe apple, lite lemon, honey and Jasmine aromas. Silky, off dry, slightly creamy, mineral and sensuous mouthfeel, medium body (but as it warmed, by the third pour it was full body) and a 400-grit texture. Easily discernible apple with glimmers of ripe Bartlett pear, lemon and pineapple flavors. Not enough acidity to call it crisp and a long mineral and apple tasting finish. Good with the salad, but only mediocre sipping without food after the dinner. The sweet taste and soft acidity were a little upsetting for us and with the lackadaisical character it just didn’t hit all the right notes. In the end we called it an okay Chenin Blanc.
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Closure: Aluminium covered 47mm Natural cork.
UPC Code: 3 554770 098516
Imported by: Advintage Distributing; Ladson, South Carolina.