2016 Clos du Gaimont Vouvray
I love Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley and that’s exactly what you get with a bottle of Vouvray. It’s not a bottle you see everyday, especially at Costco, but I was looking forward to digging in to see what was inside.
This bottle in particular turned out to be a great representation of the area, and the value you can score. It was $15.99 at my Costco, and worth every penny. I loved it. If I had a fridge full of these it would be hard to move far beyond them. These Vouvray wines are dry, refreshing and perfect for summer, while have the complexity to remain interesting on every drink.
I’d recommend removing the bottle from the fridge about 15 minutes before you plan on consuming to let it warm up just a bit. If too cold, it’s going to mute some of the wonderful flavor we have going on here.
The wine pours a light, pee yellow, honeysuckle and lime on the nose; flavor packed with green apple, pineapple, pear and lemon; big bite of acidity with a finish that sticks around forever.
Ideal for summer salads, seafood, and cheese pairings, you can also equally enjoy on its own as we did. I plan to grab a few more of these if they’re still around for summer drinking. A good white wine addition to our Recommended Wine list. Enjoy.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 90 points (a CostcoWineBlog Recommended Wine)
Costco item number: 965731
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA