Recommendation: An Excellent Chenin Blanc that’s a super value.
Winery/Producer: Pascal Janvier; Ruillé on Loir, France.
Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc.
Geographic Region, Appellation: Coteaux Du Loir. Loire Valley, France.
Price: $15.30 with a 10% mixed case discount.
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Blue cheese baked chicken, garlic shrimp, garlic mashed potatoes, garden salad with feta cheese, lemon and oil dressing.
He said: Chilled before drinking. Clear, wheat straw color. Tropical fruit aroma with hints of floral honeysuckle. Smooth, slightly creamy and rather heavy mouth-feel with honey and apple taste that has a nuttiness and excellent acidity as it ends crisp with just a touch of tartness and mineral. FANTASTIC with the shrimp sautéed in butter and garlic, but also very good sipping alone after the dinner. An excellent Chenin Blanc that’s a super value. The shrimp cooked in garlic butter was a PERFECT match with the acidity in the wine.
She said: Clear, golden yellow color. The mild tropical fruit aroma was a sneak preview for the fabulous mouth-feel that had creaminess, full body and a solid touch of acidity as it hit the back of the mouth. The finish was long with more texture than flavor. The wine was fabulous with the shrimp and delicious with the salad and chicken. A great wine at only $15.50!
UPC Code: 7 61503 44415 8
Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.
Photo from Pascal Janvier.