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Chauvin L’Argonnette Anjou 2014


Synopsis, Our Opinion: Absolutely captivating, refreshing and every sip was high-spirited.

Producer/Winery: Domaine Pierre Chauvin; Rablay sur Layon, France.

Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Anjou; Loire Valley, France.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $13.50 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Smoked salmon in a garden salad with goat cheese.

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Clear, oat straw color and a little glycerine-like when poured into the glass. Yeasty and very powerful ripe apple, cooked Kieffer pears and Mock Orange (Philadelphus coronarius) aromas with a nuttiness that was in every whiff. Smooth, energetic, just on the light side of medium body and 150-grit texture. Apple, pineapple and citrus flavors with just a touch of spearmint as it settles into mid-palate. Abundant fresh acidity that appeared to grow with each sip and a long dry finish that was filled with fresh bread dough tastes and ends slightly bitter. WOW, this wine was absolutely captivating, refreshing and every sip was high-spirited. We love Chenin Blanc and this one only made our affection grow stronger…and at only $13.50 it’s a fantastic bargain Chenin Blanc.

Domaine Pierre Chauvin vineyard in the Loire Valley
Photo from Pierre Chauvin.

Comments: Learn more about Domaine Pierre Chauvin and their wiines

Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Closure: Reconstructed cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Barrique Imports; Seattle, Washington.