Recommendation: It was so good I’d call it OUTSTANDING Chenin Blanc!!!
Winery/Producer: Eric Nicolas; Domaine de Bellivière; Lhomme, France.
Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc.
Geographic Region, Appellation: Jasnières; Loire Valley, France.
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Chicken cooked with stewed tomatoes, medium salsa, and onion, flavored with cinnamon, cumin and garlic; brown rice; peas.
He said: Chilled before opening. Clear, oat straw color. Ripe apple and fresh squeezed orange aromas. Mouth tingling taste with very ripe apple and tads of citrus fruit and honey. At mid-palate it really comes alive with complex favors, mineral and a fresh fruit character, which continued through a long, slightly dry, tart finish. WOW a FANTASTIC Chenin Blanc…and it was delicious with the multi-flavored dinner and equally good drinking alone after dinner. It was so good I’d call it OUTSTANDING Chenin Blanc!!!
She said: The disappointing aroma was made up for by the complexity of the flavors that hit the palate with the first taste. This is a wine to swirl around in the mouth for a good amount of time in order to fully appreciate all the flavors. The full body was complemented by a long tasty finish. The sweetness of the wine went well with the chicken dinner as well as the peas so it was a winner for the dinner. We can’t consider it a bargain wine at $31.50, but it sure was good.Comments: Learn more about Domaine de Bellivière Premices Chenin Blanc.
Bar code: NA
Imported by: Louis/Dressner Selections; New York, New York.
Photo from Domaine de Bellivière.