Domaine Pichot, Le Peu de la Moriette, Vouvray 2014, Loire, France
Tasting Note: A lovely, tropical-fruit led Vouvray and a stunning example of the heights which chenin blanc can reach in the Loire Valley.
Lemon-yellow in color this wine has an aromatic nose of ripe fruit including grapefruit, pineapple, lychee, mango and pear.
On the palate the dry-tending-towards-off-dry, medium-bodied chenin reveals ripe, yet tart fruit flavors backed by a layer of medium acidity that provides notes of mid-palate complexity between the fore and finish.
A versatile white wine that would please many a guest.
I shall pick up more!
Bottle Note: Jean-Claude Pichot produces this wine in the family tradition, which dates back to 1770. His magnificent vineyard is situated on the premiers coteaux of Vouvray. The soil is calcareous clay, yields are voluntarily kept low to keep the grapes at their highest intensity, harvest is by hand, and vinification takes place in wooden barrels. The wine was tasted while in cask and selected by Daniel Haas of Vineyard Brands. Fresh, floral chenin blanc with crisp acidity and rich concentration, this Vouvray is slightly dry, pure and intense. A Haas family selection is your assurance of this wine’s fine quality and absolute authenticity.
Alcohol: 12 %
Importer: Vineyard Brands, Inc., Birmingham, Alabama
Tasting Date: September 20, 2016