2008 Domaine du Adéle Rouzé Quincy- France, Loire Valley, Upper Loire, Quincy (1/30/2010)
Attractive combination of grass, citrus, and peach on the nose - on the palate, very crisp, near-perfect acidity, some white peach, stones, grapefruit, and a clean finish - the acidity on this wine is what shines, as it’s not gut-busting (added) acidity, but simply spot on. I wish I had more, as it would be a perfect daily white. (91 pts.)
Thanks for the explanation. I suspected the image was not your bottle. I guess I must not spend enough time on the board (contrary to what my wife might say) because I haven’t ever seen this come up before.
In any event, it sounds like a delightful bottle from a region I want to explore more. I appreciate the note.
It’s well worth seeking out, IMHO - I’m not a fan of CA Sauvignon Blanc all that much anymore because it seems to me that the acid is very harsh - as if it was added acid - particularly when it’s in my stomach. This wine was wonderfully acidic, but in a wholly different and more pleasurable way.
Anthony - absolutely more like Sancerre than Pouilly-Fume.