The Bougrier Vouvray is a Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley. Light golden straw in color. Pineapple, pear, jicama on the nose. On the palate, juicy with green apple, citrus, honey and almond — with some underlying minerality and sea foam.
Good viscosity and acidity with a crisp finish. Off dry, but perhaps more than just a bit of residual sugar — a touch too sweet for my palate (I read the 06 was sweeter than previous vintages).
For my palate, this would be best served as an apéritif. It would also pair well with oysters, mussels or clams. Given the season it would make for a nice sipping wine while preparing the Thanksgiving meal (if moscato wasn’t my traditional standby). Quaffable at 12% alcohol and under $12 a bottle.