Tastelive. The tasting was in conjunction with the Loire Valley Wine trade organization. You may remember my past posts on Loire Valley wines. The thing that has drawn me to Loire Valley wines is that they represent great value for wines that are often produced naturally, with biodynamic and non-interventionist methods.
Chenin Blancs from several of the top producers in Vouvray. The wines pictured above, 2011 Francois Chidaine Les Argiles, 2010 Marc Bredif, and 2011 Domaine Les Aubuisieres, were the stars. Others in the tasting included Domaine Champalou and the 2011 Domaine Bourillon Dorleans Coulee d'Argent. There really wasn't a clunker in the bunch; though the wines were young and could use a couple of years to flesh out a bit. There wasn't a wine in the lineup that I wouldn't mind owning and its refreshing to get wines of this quality for less than $20.