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Domaine de Belliviere Jasnieres Premices 2013


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.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $31.50

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.

Tasting:

    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.

    Christine & Eric Nicolas in their vineyard

    Comments: Learn more about Domaine de Bellivière Premices Chenin Blanc.

Alcohol: 11.5%

Bar code: NA

Imported by: Louis/Dressner Selections; New York, New York.

Photo from Domaine de Bellivière.