Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Two Styles of Chenin Blanc

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Two Styles of Chenin Blanc

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If you're exploring new whites this summer, consider chenin blanc, the grape varietal used in the wines from Vouvray, the famous French appellation in the Loire Valley. This versatile grape produces aromatic whites that are similar to riesling in that they are high in acid and can be made into wines that range from very sweet to bone dry. While most Vouvray wines are medium dry with a touch of sweetness, chenin blanc is grown in other parts of the world and can be found in drier styles. Below is a comparison of a Vouvray with a dry chenin blanc from California.

Charles Bove 2014 Vouvray

Bought * Wine and Cheese Place, 7435 Forsyth Boulevard, in June for $14.99

Description * This is an aromatic, off-dry wine that smells distinctly of fresh flowers. It's an elegant white that tastes of honey and stone fruit with a touch of bakery spice. …

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