If I am feeling sad and need a comforting white, I head the Loire. If I am feeling happy and need a joyful white, I head to the Loire. Now that you know this, you understand why I sat with anticipation during the tasting of Charles Bove Vouvray 2014!

Vouvray itself is a wine region found in France’s Loire Valley and it is a region known primarily for the Chenin Blanc grape. Its depth of acidity makes if a formidable white wine to age.

On colour, the Charles Bove Vouvray 2014 holds a lovely golden hue. On the nose, lemon, green apple, and some floral notes are present. On the palate, mineral, stone fruits and a great level of acidity that brings forth a long finish are found. This semi-sweet Vouvray will pair fantastically with spicier foods.

This wine retails at the LCBO for $17.95.

We gave this wine a score of 3 out of 5.