Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Sauvion & Fils Vouvray
In case any of you wondered if i drink wine,, here is a review of Sauvion& Fils Vouvray-- a wonderful little Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley.
This is a perfect opportunity to experience a Vouvray (Chenin Blanc) and help dispel some of the unwarranted prejudice against this noble varietal.
This wine is refreshing, delicately fruity, simple, off-dry, light, charming and firm while exhibiting a floral, honeyed character filled with rich flavors, poised by palpable acidity and bracing minerals. This is a seductive pleasure to relish, and then immediately repeat!
The aromas are light, showing soft floral nuance, quince and minor sweetness. The flavor begins with nectarine, quince again and young-Mirabelle plum, then evolves secondarily to include Meyer lemon, or Persian lime blossoms with subtle spice. The finish is vigorous, fruity and maintaining a lovely ripe balance with just enough acidity to keep it fresh, vibrant and pleasant from start to finish.
Wines like this are exceptionally versatile pairing with anything from Asian and Indian food to Roasted Lamb and almost anything in between; it would work as well at the table as it would on the patio. . .