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Secret Vines

Secret Vines
2017 Maritime Loire, Chenin Blanc, IGP Val de Loire

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Chenin Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17.94

Secret Vines
2017 Maritime Loire, Chenin Blanc, IGP Val de Loire

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Chenin Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12.5%
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of ripe fig and melon, honey comb, lanolin, and ghee with a satiny, lively, fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, medium-length finish revealing notes of lemon cordial and pressed flowers with no oak flavor. A solid Chenin Blanc with great acidity and varietal character.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Crisp & Lively & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: ripe fig and melon, honey comb, lanolin, and ghee
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of lemon cordial and pressed flowers
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid chenin blanc with great acidity and varietal character.

The Producer

Brickell Wines LLC

The Producer
12550 Biscayne Boulevard Suite 800-40
Fort Lauderdale, FL 333181
USA
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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.