TTB Wine Review: Vin De Pays Du Val De Loire Chenin Blanc

TTB Wine Review: Vin De Pays Du Val De Loire Chenin Blanc

Happy New Year!! Well, it’s already the end of the month,  so I’m sure by now any and all resolutions made on New Year’s Day are either in full swing or have fallen by the wayside.  Nonetheless, it’s time for another review and this month we are reviewing Vin De Pays Du Val De Loire Chenin Blanc.  Since it’s the New Year, we are trying something new and  going to the Loire Valley in France!

I happen to really like Chenin Blanc and this one did not disappoint. Would I call it top 10? No, more like top 15… it’s definitely a good one. This is a very light clear wine with a tinge of green straw. The aroma is earthy; you do not smell fruit or sugar, but more mineral aromas.  This wine opens a bit sweet but it does not last, it almost immediately turns to a more earthy, rocky taste and that is what lingers.

Vin De Pays Du Val De Loire Chenin Blanc

I find this wine has a lot of acidity, which to me always goes great with spicy and Asian food.  I would also love this wine with some fresh oysters. (Now that would be divine!) One might also want to serve this with a cheese board. This wine is only 10% alcohol so it’s on the lighter side, which is great. It retails between $9-10 per bottle. Finally, do not be turned off that this is a screw top bottle, from France no less. Though not as sexy as a cork, a screw cap helps to keep down the cost of your wine.

Have you tried Chenin Blanc and are you a fan? Please let us now by leaving a comment. Also if there are any wines you’d like us to consider tasting, drop us a comment.

Leslie Faison
By day, Leslie is a Vice President at a top financial institution. However her interests lie well beyond the industry of banking. Leslie loves wine, buying it, tasting it and above all sharing it with friends. Leslie’s goal is to make wine accessible to all, especially those who believe they don’t like it! When not attending a wine tasting somewhere in the NY/NJ metropolitan area, Leslie loves travel, shopping, trying new restaurants and almost above all dancing to some good ole soulful House Music. You can follow Leslie’s many musings on Twitter @Jerzyblkngrwn and her tastings on the Delectable App under her name.

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