A light white from the Loire with some appealing green apple and citrus fruit that keeps the spiced pastry and marzipan character in line. That spiciness comes from spending some time resting on yeast cells that have given their life to produce the alcohol in your glass, a process denoted by the term ‘Sur lie’ on the front label. A process that gives these wines more flesh on the palate and more complex characters.
This wine is crisp, has lasts long enough to leave an impression of apple, banana and spice in the mouth. Without food, it is a little out of balance, but is a good first wine of the night with some salty snacks.
Producer: Le Cave d’Augustin Florent
Region: Nantais, Loire
Main Grape: Melon de Bourgogne
Style: Dry white
VinousWomen member reaction: Enjoyed but not loved.
Date tasted: November 2017
Food required: no
Where purchased: Carrefour France