Pierre Chainier

2012 Roc De Châteauvieux Vouvray

Chenin Blanc

France: Loire Valley

Offer Expired:Sep 06, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$28.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

The Lover

Today’s Pierre Chainier 2012 Roc De Châteauvieux Vouvray is a delightful French white from one of the Loire Valley’s preeminent producers.

Today’s wine is crafted from 100% Chenin Blanc, a limited-production varietal which tends to be a bit pricey. Not today! This wallet-friendly treat, which Wine Spectator declares is one of the Top Values to be found in the wine world, can be yours for less than $20.

On the sweeter side for a French Chenin, this wine also presents a beautiful note of acidity, which in combination with the sweetness makes it an ideal match for a rich summer salad or spicy Asian dish. Just be sure to stock up on enough for both!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Beautiful iridescent pale gold throughout.

Smell:

Beautiful aromatics of fresh honeydew melon, nectarine, and white peach are framed by touches of sweet dried herbs, white tea, roasted almonds, and lemon zest.

Taste:

Very well balanced between sweet fruit, citrus and minerals. Flower blossoms, Meyer lemon, quince, earthy minerality, white peppercorn, and a bit of sweet candied honey.

Finish:

Who knew Chenin could be like this? Today’s wine features an impeccable balance of sweet fruit and bright acidity on the finish. A very approachable and self-assured white wine.

Pairing:

A spinach salad, dressed with pear, brie, and walnuts. A spicy Thai dish would also work beautifully.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Francois Chainier
Accolades
Top Value - Wine Spectator
Appellation
Vouvray AOC, Loire, France
Fruit Variety
100% Chenin Blanc
ABV
12.5%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Sep 06, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$28.00
Avg. Price
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