Château de Villeneuve 2006 Saumur ($15.99)
Clear straw color. Good, characteristic Chenin Blanc aromas, honeydew melon and a floral back note reminiscent of citrus blossoms. Dry and tart, medium-bodied with a chalky touch of minerality; some richness evident on the palate. A pleasant peach-pit bitter note shows up in the finish, ending with a slightly spicy touch of meyer lemon. Complex and balanced, mouth-watering acidity makes it a particularly good pairing with seafood or fish. US Importer: Vintner Select, Mason, Ohio, and other regional importers. (Apr 1, 2008)
FOOD MATCH: Perfect with scallops seared in butter with garlic and ginger and a touch of chili flakes.
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