2007 Montlouis Sur Loire Sec Cuvée Touche-Mitaine, Le Rocher des Violettes

08282009OK, so a couple of days ago, fresh from loving the Quails’ Gate Chenin Blanc, I wandered into Kitsilano Wine Cellars and Kirk told me a had to compare it to a Loire Valley Chenin. Of course I was game for that, so I grabbed this bottle.

It’s got a nose that is a lot like a Chablis – light vanilla, lemon rind and stone. The flavours are loaded with juicy melon, lemon, peach and a finish that’s like licking a rock. The finish lasts for minutes. This is quality stuff.

The Wine Dictator descibes it as, “Round and medium-weight, with peach, almond, fig and mineral notes that linger softly on the finish.” I’m not getting all of that, but I do really like this bottle of wine.

If you can find it, give it a try. This is an under-appreciated varietal and a really tasty bottle of grape juice.

$28 at Kitsilano Wine Cellars.

4 stars