Tuesday, November 2, 2010

2007 Vouvray Bargain

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.

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