Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Chenin Blanc from the homeland


Bourillon Dorleans, La Coulee d’Argent, Vouvray 2009, 13% abv, €20.65 Karwig Wines 


Got another lesson here when I clicked on their website to get some background information and found I had a choice of two language: one was French and the other Chinese. No Irish! Wouldn’t have been so surprised if this was a Bordeaux winery.

Colour: Straw, with traces of grey.
Nose: Is moderately aromatic, hints of herb, white fruit, even blossom.
Palate: White fruit again, apple and pear, with a brilliant minerality. Really well balanced with an invigorating finish.

It is made from old vines and has been aged on its lees for six months. This bracingly dry Chenin Blanc, from the homeland of the variety, is excellent and Very Highly Recommended.

 And another good reason to look forward to my trip to the region later in the year. If anyone has any tips, not just on the wines, I'd be glad to hear from you!

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