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L’Ecole N° 41

L’Ecole N° 41
2017 Old Vines, Chenin Blanc, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Chenin Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .32%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15
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L’Ecole N° 41
2017 Old Vines, Chenin Blanc, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Chenin Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .32%
Silvery straw color. Aromas of poached apple, honey-nut, and lemon peel with a satiny, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, breezy sweet lemon sorbet and milk and honey finish. A delicate Columbia Valley Chenin Blanc that will be a lovely shellfish companion.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: poached apple, honey-nut, and lemon peel
Taste Flavor: sweet lemon sorbet and milk and honey
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Sautéed Bay Scallops With A Beurre Blanc Sauce, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicate Columbia Valley Chenin Blanc that will be a lovely shellfish companion.

The Producer

L'Ecole N° 41

The Producer
PO Box 111
Lowden, WA 99360
USA
1 509-525-0940

Chenin Blanc

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Chenin Blanc is a white wine made in numerous styles; the most famous examples are from France's Loire Valley, while there are also some notable versions from South Africa and California.

Chenin Blanc has very high acidity and is often produced in an off-dry style called demi-sec. A dry style from the Loire is called Savennières. There are also sparking versions of Chenin Blanc, namely Crémant de Loire also known as Saumur.

Dry versions are made by a few artisan estates in California, although a typical inexpensive California version is off-dry or lightly sweet. Steel aged with appealing citrus fruit, these wines should be drunk young and pair well with simple salads.