Clos De Nouys Vouvray AOC
France: Loire Valley
This delicious, inviting bubbly is Very Highly Recommended. This wonderful sparkling wine rivals some of the better French Champagnes (those made in the Champagne region of France, typically from the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir varietals) - at a much more wallet-friendly price!
Sweet and tart flavors dance in perfect harmony as the smooth, elegant mousse of this wine transports flavor to the far corners of the palate. Made from 100% Chenin Blanc, this wine will appeal to those that may find sparkling wines to be too hard edged. This delicious treat is one wine that you won’t want to miss out on.
Pale golden yellow hues with a brilliant clear core. Initially energetic, the coarse bubbles turn fine. An upward cascade of needle-thin columns persists throughout the entire drinking experience.
Fresh, bright and vivacious on the nose, with aromas of fresh citrus, honeysuckle, white peach and limestone. As the wine warms, just slightly, additional aromas emerge, including dried white flowers, lime and a hint of orange peel.
Very fresh tasting, with a balance of sweet and tart flavors. Creamy citrus and white peach provide the initial rush of flavor. These are followed green apple, lemongrass, subtle tangerine, subtle toasty oak and a hint of white pepper.
Fresh and clean with a lingering minerality that supports the fresh orchard fruit, citrus and savory flavors. After the wine passes the palate, a very soft dryness spreads all around the palate.