Sometimes you just take a flier on a wine and it works out. That was the case with this bottle of 2007 Roc de Chateauvieux Vouvray. I was exploring a wine store I hadn't been to in a few months last week and there was a display of this wine at close out prices. We opened it the other day to drink with a chicken breast covered in a pan sauce of wine, chicken stock, ginger juice, lemon zest and butter.
The wine is 100% Chenin Blanc and had that quintessential Chenin smell of white flowers and melons. The taste was pretty much green apple, lime, and green melons in a very nice balance of flavors. The wine was just slightly off dry but the acidity was tremendous. The finish was tart and crisp with just a small dab of the sweetness at the end. Good stuff with the chicken.
What made the wine even better? How about a $4.99 price tag. I could drink a lot of this wine at this price point so there will be another trip to the store to stock up on this wine. $4.99 and 13% alcohol.