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Domaine du Pas Saint Martin Anjou La Gabillarde 2013


Recommendation: Simply great Chenin Blanc that’s a great value.

Winery/Producer: Laurent Charrier, Domaine du Pas Saint Martin; France.

Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc.

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

Vintage: 2013

Price: $12.60 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Lemon chicken flavored with oregano, rice and garden salad.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened 15-minutes before drinking. Clear, very pale light yellow color. Ripe/over-ripe apple, citrus and peach aromas. Tart Granny Smith apple taste with mineral tones and a long finish loaded with delicious acidity. VERY nice crispness, abundant flavors and a dryness that makes for a versatile white wine. Excellent with the chicken and good drinking alone after the meal. I give it two thumbs up and easily put it into our Quality wine at a Bargain price category.

    She said: The pleasure of his wine is in the long chameleon experience it provides. It starts out with a mild apple scent that develops into a full body green apple flavor with lots of delicious undertones. It is dry and has a medium body with a long finish that carries the green apple flavor and ends on a note of tartness. Absolutely delicious! Great with chicken but just as good as a sipping wine. Strongly recommend as a bargain wine.

    Entrance to the Domaine

    Comments: Learn more about Laurent Charrier and the Domaine du Pas Saint Martin.

Alcohol: 12%

Bar code: NA

Imported by: Wine Traditions; Falls Church, Virginia.

Photo from Le Pas Saint Martin.