24 November 2010

Domaine Pichot Vouvray 2008

Domaine Pichot Vouvray 2008 is a wine from the Vouvray region of the Loire Valley, made with the Chenin Blanc grape.

It is clear, light, and airy, with a hint of white wine color.  It had a herbal and honey bouquet.

It was fairly heavy-bodied for a white, with a smooth mouthfeel.

It displayed a tart acidity that hit you first and lingered throughout and into the finish, passing through a strong taste of grape and then hints of stone fruit.

It was enjoyed at Fakesgiving dinner, with Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and the usual.  It did okay with all of the items, neither enhancing nor ditracting.

Domaine Pichot is an excellent Chenin Blanc, among my favorites.  It sells for $15-20 a bottle and is available in many stores in the KC Metro, including Bubbles and The Better Cheddar.

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Books: Just finished A Swiftly Tilting Planet, which was highly enjoyable.  I started on Many Waters.

Bottles: None lately.

Writing: None.  Work on the Plaza Lighting was crazy the last three days.  Next several days are off.

Guitar: Not today, still haven't been home yet.  Yeesh.