Wine Review: 2011 Domaine des Aubuisieres Cuvée de Silex Vouvray

In epic proportions, the wow factor comes into play from olfactory senses to palette pleasures; mineral and white peach dance from the glass leading to a lime and green apple sensation that is clean, sophisticated, round and complex with a medium-long finish. The Domaine des Aubuisieres Cuvée is refreshing and elegant, this Chenin blanc will pair exceptionally well with fish, cheese and crustacean dishes. Marc’s crab cake recipe comes to mind. A simple grilled pike (a noteworthy fish in Loire) drizzled with the regions’ most famous culinary creation—a Beurre blanc (sauce made with butter, shallots, and a reduction of dry white wine and vinegar) would knock it out of the park. Drink now or cellar through 2016.

Rating: Excellent (93) | $18 | 13.0% ABV

2011 Domaine des Aubuisieres Cuvée de Silex Vouvray