Sparkling WHAT you say? Vouvray?

17 Dec

Vignoble des Augustins NV Brut Sparkling Vouvray; Loire Valley, France. 12%ABV; Priced online @ $17, sourced from Garagiste @ $14/bottle.

Color is straw with warm highlights. Nose of baking bread, hint of vanilla. In the mouth, delightful mixture of white fleshy pear and yeast, with excellent acidity and froth. After tasting and re-corking, the carbonation held beautifully for a second day. Would I have known this was a Vouvray? Doubtful. Did I enjoy it more because it was a chenin blanc grape? Absolutely, and a delightful presentation of the grape. Sublime. Terrific quality-to-price ratio (value!); I wish I’d purchased more to share with friends.

Sparkling Vouvray

à votre santé!



2 Responses to “Sparkling WHAT you say? Vouvray?”

  1. Please Bring Me My Wine December 17, 2015 at 4:09 am #

    QPR? Assuming you don’t mean Queens Park Rangers?! 🙂


    • jimvanbergen December 17, 2015 at 8:25 am #

      Quality Price Ratio. Thanks for keeping me on my toes!


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