Foreau 2000 Vouvray Sec ($14.99)
Featured as the March 2003 topic in Wine Tasting 101, this excellent Loire white shows a clear pale-gold color in the glass, typical of Chenin Blanc. Fresh white fruit aromas, pears and apples, add delicate earthy notes that segue from wool to pleasant, clean dairy notes like cream or fresh Brie. Dry and tart flavors follow the nose, with full-bodied texture to carry crisp acidity. Clean, tingly white-fruit flavors linger in a very long finish. The wine gains even more complexity as it airs and warms in the glass. Balanced and refined, ageworthy, an exceptional wine. US Importer: Rosenthal Wine Merchant in New York, Vintner Select in Cincinnati, and other regional importers. (Mar 11, 2003)

FOOD MATCH: Worked very well with a simple dish of sauteed chicken with rosemary and a light white-wine sauce. It would also make a fine seasonal match with corned beef and cabbage!



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