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domaine de vaufugetVouvray, a region in the France’s Loire Valley, is famous for its Chenin Blanc. But you seldom see it for $12. This is an exceptional value.

The nose is restrained but lovely with focused honey and floral notes, likely from subtle botrytis influence. The medium dry palate shows more honey with a hint of viscosity, yet fresh with integrated minerality, gentle acidity, and a  crisp dry finish of medium length that terminates in delicate chalk textures.

Quiet, graceful sophistication that pairs well with the shy but sweet, crisp vocals of Tina Dico performing with Zero 7.

Score: 89

Price: $12

Alc: 12%