La Cheteau Les Loges Vouvray, 2011, Loire Valley, France

After a long day of work, on a muggy day, there is nothing better than being able to delve into a crisp white to relax the senses, and what better than a Chenin Blanc to bring on the calm.  In my search to find the perfect wine solution, I stumbled upon La Cheteau Les Loges Vouvray, 2011, a semidry white wine, made from Chenin Blanc.

On colour, this wine holds a soft straw hue. Through this Chenin Blanc’s medium intensity, on the nose you pick up hints of green apple, honey, peach and fresh flowers, while, on the palate, the apple remains, but is accompanied with citrus and relatively high acidity that blends well, and is not overbearing, but a saving grace to this wines other sweet notes.  Though this wine has a decent shelf life and can age beautifully, there is nothing wrong with indulging now.  I paired this wine with a colourful spring salad, and aged vinaigrette dressing, but admit I did have a glass or two, sans food.  Regardless of how I had it, each sip was a more than fulfilling experience.

This wine retails in the LCBO for $14.95

We gave this wine a score of 4.5/5