Pale in color with slight sweet nose of honey, even honey suckle. On the mid pallet the wine is dominated by some grapefruit tartness, not over the top but definitely there. Really quite a surprise from the nose. On the medium length finish the wine especially on it’s on has lovely mouth grip with moderate acidity. With food this dials down nicely leaving a nice food friendly wine. This is more towards a nice sauv blanc than a chenin blanc. I would give it an 88-89, not a bad wine but not what I expected at all. A nice surprise. We paired it with a bacon quiche and it went well and held up well but not that perfect pairing.
From the LCBO web site:
DOMAINE DES DEUX VALLÉES SAVENNIÈRES 2010 VINTAGES 326868 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 19.95
Made in: Loire, France By: Sarl Domaines Des Deux Vallees
Release Date: Jun 8, 2013
14.0% Alcohol/Vol. Style: Aromatic & Flavourful
Varietal: Chenin Blanc Sugar Content: 5 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: D – Dry
Lovely nose that offers quite pleasant indications of development. Tasty notes of pineapple, honey, apple, coconut, mineral, wet wool, and fresh mushroom. The palate too is showing nice development. Good acidity supports and drives the layered flavours through to the end of the lengthy finish. (VINTAGES panel, Nov. 2012)