A 2017 Vouvray Sec for us this evening, to go with pork cutlets and mash:
We had the 2017 demi-sec version of this Château Moncontour, which we both really enjoyed – so were curious to try their Sec version. The drier version is obviously less rich and oily on the palate, but has everything one would expect from a good dry Loire Chenin: lovely nose of ripe orchard fruit (apple, quince), white peach and white flowers; similar notes follow on the palate with a nice smoky/flinty note as well as a bit of mellow honey in the background; what holds it all together nicely is that crisp acidity, which makes Chenin so mouth-watering and food friendly.
Not overly sophisticated - there aren’t many layers of flavour here – but it is well made and makes for a pleasurable mid-week tipple. The other half’s only complaint is that it is not a ‘hug me’ sort of wine for what is a very cold evening. Ah well - no hugs will have to do!
What is in your glass this midweek?..