Posts tagged ‘Chenin Blanc’

August 4, 2011

Wine: 2009 Sauvion Vouvray (Chenin Blanc)

Our household was turned on to Vouvray about a year ago when a sommelier in a local wine store suggested it. We’re not really big white wine drinkers, and he thought it would be a good choice for us, after listening to our likes in red wines.Turns out, out “likes” in red wine and white wine are completely opposite.

Vouvray is made from the Chenin Blanc grape – you will see some brands that list Chenin Blanc as the grape varietal. Vouvray is a region in France in the Loire Valley (pronounced Low-are, but Americanized it’s Lori). The French, until recently, didn’t allow the grape varietal to be printed on their labels, making it hard for Americans to relate. Now, many French wines use the varietal, like Cabernet Franc or Merlot, on their labels when exporting.

2009 Sauvion Vouvray

$11.00

Sauvion’s Vouvray isn’t too sweet, like many can be. Very smooth with crisp flavors of peach and honey.  If you like Pino Grigio, you’ll like this.

http://www.sauvion.fr/

Disclaimer: I do not claim to be a sommelier. I am in no way and expert. This “review” is because I liked it and think maybe you will like it too. No one can tell you what type of wine you like. Take it with a grain of salt. Try it and see if you like it too.