Original
9 Ratings
François Chidaine Vouvray Les Argiles

Wine Details

Varietal

Chenin Blanc

Style

White

Region

LoireFrance

Wine Description

(2005 Vintage) This sec bottling shows a combination of finesse, minerality and power. "Lusciously juicy and almost dry, Chidaine’s 2005 Vouvray Les Argiles displays a vibrancy born of high, ripe acids, such as are promoted by the water-retentive clay for which this cuvee is named. Pineapple, white currant, grapefruit, lilac, and anise aromas lead to a luscious mouthful of melon liqueur, pineapple, grapefruit, honey, licorice and lilacs. Glossy in texture and exhibiting faintly bitter herbal accents that prov...

Expert Reviews
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2008 Vintage) "Greenish yellow. The stoniest of these 2008s, displaying scents of Meyer lemon, orange, melon and nectarine, all underscored by zesty minerality. Very pure and focused in the mouth, offering juicy pit fruit flavors, a hint of honeydew and refreshing citrus zest notes. Becomes richer with air and finishes with excellent precision and juicy persistence."