Domaine des Augustins, Vouvray Silex 2016, Loire, France
Tasting Note: An elegant, vibrant, slightly-aged Vouvray that is teaming with freshness and vitality like a vibrating-drop of sunlight in your glass.
Medium-intensity lemon in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of ripe golden apple, late-summer pear, white peach stonefruit, lemon zest, honeydew melon and blossom.
On the palate the dry, full-bodied Vouvray has medium-plus-intensity, orchard-fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium-plus acidity and completing with a long, lemon-citrus-infused finish.
The wine is rich, complex and slightly-creamy in texture.
Acid lovers like me will enjoy.
You can drink now but this chenin blanc could definitely age much longer.
Bottle Note: Family estate, since four generations. We work our chenin blanc grapes planted on clay-limestone and silicious with sustainable farming. We look for authenticity and personality of the Vouvray appellation. Grape 100% chenin blanc.
Importer: Free Run LLC, Seattle, Washington
Tasting Date: January 30, 2022