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Raimbault Bel-Air Vouvray 2016


Synopsis, Our Opinion: Nice Chenin Blanc from Vouvray that’s an excellent value.

Producer/Winery: Vincent Raimbault; Domaine de La Robiniere; Chançay, France.

Grape Variety: Chenin blanc.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Vouvray; Loire Valley, France.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $16.20 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: BBQ chicken, oven fried potatoes and coleslaw,

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Clear dark wheat straw color. Diverse aromas of honeysuckle, lemon, sweet spice, apple and tropical fruit. Smooth, zesty mouthfeel, off dry, 150-grit texture and a medium body. Pronounced flavors of Granny Smith apple, banana, quince and lemon. Bright acidity and a long tart and minerally finish. Nice Chenin Blanc…it was refreshing, zesty and alluring enough that each sip encouraged another. Each time we have a Loire Chenin Blanc we comment that we should’t wait so long to have another and this is a good example of that. Excellent paired with the mild BBQ chicken, but equally good sipping after the dinner. Nice Chenin Blanc from Vouvray that’s an excellent value.

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Alcohol Content: 13%

Closure: 45mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: 3 496922 010000

Imported by: T. Edward Wines; New York, New York.