Domaine Pascal BrunetRegion:
Appellation: Chinon Blanc
Site: Estate vineyards; the vineyard dedicated to Chenin Blanc enjoys a significant calcareous component; limestone substrate.
Grapes: 100% Chenin Blanc, young vines.
Fermentation and Aging: Temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel; racked to steel tanks and bottled the spring following the harvest.
Notes: Extremely limited; 2014 was Pascal’s first vintage of Blanc. Delicious and classic Chenin Blanc with racy acidity and about 2.5g of residual sugar - just enough to balance the acid. This is one of those "if you don’t like it, you’re just flat wrong" wines.
Drink it with Boudin blanc (white sausage), calamari, all kinds of seafood and shellfish. Great with salads and omelettes or quiche. Fantastic with a sautéed fish and a squeeze of lemon. Try it with your favorite asian dishes - the slight residual sugar can help balance any heat in the dish. Grilled trout makes me want to shout.