Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Domaine Pichot Vouvray 2009

12$ at the LA Wine Company. It's been quite some time since I had a Vouvray. At some point, I just forgot about Chenin Blanc I guess. This one is lightly sweet, but still has a full 12.5% alcohol. Mainly apples and pineapple, along with a good amount of acidity to back up the sweetness. Drank this over two nights; on night two, this wine really came together. Surprisingly, this wine went awesome with Chipotle. Worked way better than a Riesling, and was perfect for cutting through spicy salsa and guacamole. I imagine that your typical vintner from the Loire doesn't have visions of their wines going with bastardized Mexican (read: American interpretations) food, but you know what? It works. It's a good reminder too that some wines are really meant to shine with food and don't really show themselves unless they're in the right company. B


Tricerapops said...

good point on food w/ wine - and it's clear you practice what you preach. i'll keep vouvray on the list for wines w/ mexican food - i've had success with riesling and cava.

Jeff said...

I'm always at a loss for what to drink with Mexican food in particular. The next time I have to procure something (other than beer) it's going to be a Vouvray like this. I'm surprised at how well it worked. It took a kind of boring wine and made it very interesting.