Champalou

Les Fondraux Chenin Blanc

9.073 ratings
9.013 pro ratings
Vouvray, Touraine, Loire Valley, France
Chenin Blanc
Turkey, Vanilla & Caramel, Fruit & Berries, Exotic Spices, Salads & Greens, Pate, Potato, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Fruit Desserts, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pungent Cheese, Squash & Root Vegetables, Goat & Feta Cheese, Cheddar & Gruyere, Sweet Potato, Yuca, Taro, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Nuts & Seeds, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Shellfish, Sweet Potato
Top Notes For
Anna Vocaturo

off dry, a little residual sugar balanced by acid / pair with dry aged cuts of beef - white fruits/ white flowers/ pineapple

off dry, a little residual sugar balanced by acid / pair with dry aged cuts of beef - white fruits/ white flowers/ pineapple

Dec 1st, 2018
Helen O

B+ too sweet for my taste but still a nice bottle. 2012 vintage. April 2018

B+ too sweet for my taste but still a nice bottle. 2012 vintage. April 2018

1 person found it helpfulApr 14th, 2018
James Webb

I liked the non vineyard specific better. Good effort! Perhaps to sweet for what I needed? Very drinkable.

I liked the non vineyard specific better. Good effort! Perhaps to sweet for what I needed? Very drinkable.

1 person found it helpfulJun 2nd, 2015
Anna Vocaturo

Delicious/ honey/ orange blossom/ beeswax/ quince

Delicious/ honey/ orange blossom/ beeswax/ quince

Oct 16th, 2016
Rebecca Kanter

This drank sweeter than I'd hoped it would, was hoping for more acid

This drank sweeter than I'd hoped it would, was hoping for more acid

Mar 20th, 2016
Corey Reis

The first wine in our taste of Loire.

The first wine in our taste of Loire.

Apr 11th, 2014
Te
8.6

Interesting. Wasn’t expecting it that sweet, though. Wanted more acidity.

Interesting. Wasn’t expecting it that sweet, though. Wanted more acidity.

Sep 3rd, 2019
Ming L
9.0

Lovely Vouvray with aroma of peach and pineapple. Full and round. Well judged sweetness. A great matchup to the spicy hot pot.
Kermit Lynch is one importer I trust and like very much. Great insight selections with sensible price.

Lovely Vouvray with aroma of peach and pineapple. Full and round. Well judged sweetness. A great matchup to the spicy hot pot.
Kermit Lynch is one importer I trust and like very much. Great insight selections with sensible price.

Aug 15th, 2019
Rob Young

Lovely way to kick of lunch at Noble Rot. I do love this wine.

Lovely way to kick of lunch at Noble Rot. I do love this wine.

Jun 29th, 2017
Tom Wood

Beeswax, hay, preserved lemon, dried apple, honey infused chamomile tea. Standard Chenin notes really. Great weight, slippery texture, the freshest of acids. And only $35

Beeswax, hay, preserved lemon, dried apple, honey infused chamomile tea. Standard Chenin notes really. Great weight, slippery texture, the freshest of acids. And only $35

Apr 13th, 2017