Wines from the Loire Valley in France are so perfect for summer dining. This one by Xavier Weisskopf is wonderful and paired so beautifully with our dinner.
The Wine: La Touche Mitaine, Montlouis Sec Cuvée, Les Rocher Des Violettes, 100% Chenin Blanc
The Food: Crispy skin salmon with a mustard tarragon sauce, roasted asparagus with garlic and quinoa with shallots and sun dried tomatoes.
The Place: Home sweet home, in our backyard outdoor living and dining room
Chenin Blanc can produce semi sweet or crisply dry wines. Touche Mitaine is of the later style and shows sharp lemon flavors on opening that morph into deeper full flavors like apricot and barely ripe peach which wrap around the tongue and fills the mouth with pleasing flavors.
The wine maker Xavier Weisskopf founded his vineyard after spending years in Chablis, at the wine school in Beaune and then with the famous Louis Barruol at Château de Saint Cosme in Gigondas.
In 2005 Xavier bought a small parcel of land in Saint Martin le Beau sector of Montlouis, Loire and an ancient 15th century cellar and set to work to create his own style of wine.
Since then his vineyard Domaine Le Rocher des Violettes (Rock of Violets), has grown and each of his wines have been applauded by critics and wine lovers alike.
Found this wine at Magnolia Wines in Upper Montclair. It is a keeper.
34, Rue de la Roche 37150 Dierre, Indre-etLoire FR