The colder weather is setting in, and our tastebuds are craving different kinds of wines these days. Gone are the soft light-bodied Pinot Noirs and the snappily crisp Sauvignon Blancs of summertime. Fall’s chilly evenings call for rounder, heartier wines to compliment the family dinners and celebratory gatherings of the coming months. Are you looking for the ultimate wine for your Thanksgiving dinner or neighborhood holiday potluck? Something that compliments a myriad of food choices from veal sausages to roast goose to pumpkin pie? Well, look no further because we’ve got it!
From the Loire Valley in central France, Régis Cruchet Vouvray Demi-Sec (2009), is an excellent compliment to all types of food. From the French AOC of Vouvray, this wine made from 100% Chenin Blanc is a knockout food-friendly wine at an extremely affordable price. A beautiful nose of quince, honey and candied orange rind is balanced with a delicate acidity that compliments the wine’s lightly sweet finish (yes, this is a demi-sec, meaning there is some residual sugar preserved in the winemaking process) making this wine a sure-fire bet with foods that are roasted, braised, baked or glazed!