VIKING VOUVRAY TENDRE - 2004
100% Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley with 12% alcohol.
Golden color with burnt match, lemon and yeast on the nose. Almost Champagne-like (minus the bubbles) in mouthfeel and structure. Tart apple, pear, citrus, minerals, are underscored by slight bread flavors.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
Extremely polished, very crisp and refreshing. Acidity is in balance and doesn't overpower the fruit. Wonderful effort and value for $18.