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Trotereau Vieilles Vignes Quincy 2016


Synopsis, Our Opinion: “Not Bad” white wine.

Producer/Winery: Pierre Ragon; Domaine Trotereau; Quincy, France.

Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc.

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

Vintage: 2016

Price: $22.50 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Pasta with salmon, peas and Parmesan cheese.

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Clear, dark oat straw color. Very, very light (almost nonexistent) apple and grassy aromas. Heavier than expected mouthfeel, dry, medium body and 150-grit texture. Lemon and lime flavors that were mixed with an unusual salty mineral taste. Soft acidity and slightly bitter finish that left a slippery oily feel. With that said it was VERY easy drinking and paired very well with the salmon, but seemed to lack superlatives. As a side note, when a wine fails to have aromas, for us it has two strikes against it. In the end we called this “Not Bad” white wine.

Pierre Ragon in his vineyard located in the Quincy appellation of the Loire Valley
Photo from Kermit Lynch.

Comments:

Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: 7 61503 22403 3

Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.