Langlois-Chateau 2001 "Chateau de Valmer" Vouvray ($16.99)
Clear and very pale, this wine shows a light golden hue in the glass. Apples and pears, honey and a distinct "woolly" mineral scent present a classic Vouvray aroma profile. Ripe, rather sweet pear and honey flavors are held in bounds with firm, steely acidity; white fruit and pleasant "wool" notes linger with tart, lemony acidity in a very long finish. US Importer: Dreyfus, Ashby & Co., NYC. (Nov 11, 2004)

FOOD MATCH: Anticipating the holiday, I paired it with turkey - not the traditional roast bird, though, but a white-meat scallopine with a delicate tarragon-Dijon cream.



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