Wine number three, in our Spring Whites feature comes from one of my favourite white wine producing regions, France’s Loire Valley. The Loire, in my books, is known for its crisp, bright, fruit forward whites that when drinking them, you can’t help but to fall in love and want to try another and another from that region. With 87 appellations and the notch of being the second highest producer of sparkling wine in France, just behind Champagne, the region really is quite impressive with a lot to explore!
Our Loire Valley white today is Chavet & Fils La Dame de Jacques Coeur Menetou-Salon Blanc 2011; a fantastic Sauvignon Blanc with backbone!
On colour, the Chavet & Fils La Dame de Jacques Coeur Menetou-Salon Blanc 2011 holds a pale green hue. On the nose scents of pear, green apple and floral hints of lavender can be sensed . On the palate, and boy you are in for a treat – as tastes of pear, melon, some lemon, thoughtful minerality, and a long finish produce one of the best tasting Sauvignon Blanc’s that I have had in a long time.
At $19.95 a bottle, and whether or not you fancy yourself a white wine drinker, I implore you to pick up a bottle of La Dame de Jacques Coeur Menetou Salon Blanc 2011. Feel comfortable drinking it on its own or with light soft cheese.
This wine retails at the LCBO for $19.95
We gave this wine a score of 5 out of 5