Recommendation: WONDERFUL Loire Valley Chenin Blanc at a BARGAIN price.
Winery/Producer: Laurent Charrier; Domaine du Pas Saint Martin.
Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc.
Geographic Region, Appellation: Loire Valley, France.
Purchased From: the Caviste Wine shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Paired With: Greek chicken, potato and Greek salad.
He said: Chilled before serving. Very light wheat straw color. Floral and mineral with a tad of citrus aroma. Quite strong citrus taste that ends in a dry, tart long finish with lots of mineral. WOW, WOW…this went VERY VERY well with the lemon chicken and was GREAT sipping after dinner. Wonderful freshness, flavorful and a long dry dusty limestone finish. And, at only $11.70 it’s a GREAT BARGAIN. Try this with Greek (lemon) chicken and you will love the pairing.
She said: With the light golden color and floral bouquet this wine was a great introduction to our Greek dinner full of flavors of lemon, olive oil and oregano. The flavors of the wine complemented the dinner nicely and lasted into the medium long finish with a slight tartness at the very end. The acidity was especially pleasing with the salad as well as with the lemon in the chicken. A delightful pairing experience and a bargain wine at $11.70
Bar code: None available
Imported by: Wine Traditions Ltd.; Falls Church, Virginia.