Philippe Foreau, Domaine du Clos Naudin Demi Sec Vouvray 2003, Loire, France
Tasting Note: A rich, substantial Vouvray that shows chenin blanc’s versatility from this hot-weather vintage.
Gold in color, this wine has a nose of ripe-green apple, nectarine, honey and pineapple with notes of lemon citrus.
On the palate the off-dry, medium-plus-bodied chenin blanc has tart, sour, medium-plus acidity with a warm alcohol and creamy texture.
The wine has a long finish and midpalate complexity.
Bottle Note: Each wine bearing the “Rosenthal Wine Merchant” mark has been produced in limited quantities by a dedicated artisan. The growers with whom I work follow traditional methods and produce their wines in a natural manner as possible. In the overwhelming majority of cases, the wines I select are unfined and unfiltered. Therefore, you may find that a sediment forms in the bottle. This is a natural occurrence. All my wines are shipped from the estates at which they were bottled to the point of distribution in the United States with every care taken to protect them from the vagaries of temperature fluctuation.
Importer: Neal Rosenthal Wine Merchant, New York, New York
Tasted: International Wine Center, New York, New York
Tasting Date: May 10, 2016