Domaine de Bellivière (Eric Nicolas)

L'Effraie Coteaux du Loir Chenin Blanc

9.199 ratings
9.336 pro ratings
Coteaux Du Loir, Touraine, Loire Valley, France
Chenin Blanc
Top Notes For
Jonathan Lipsmeyer

The limestone pokes through in a brilliant acidic manner and cuts through the scotch tape/honeyed pear skin/styrofoam aromas, but the palate has a blip of honey before being cleaved in three by that samurai acid. Man this is great! And yes, that's pizza. Second time doing this pairing, and let only he/she who has tried the pairing cast the first stone--because it's one of the weirdest, most instant gratification pairings out there. The Chenin stands on top the tomato pretty squarely.

The limestone pokes through in a brilliant acidic manner and cuts through the scotch tape/honeyed pear skin/styrofoam aromas, but the palate has a blip of honey before being cleaved in three by that samurai acid. Man this is great! And yes, that's pizza. Second time doing this pairing, and let only he/she who has tried the pairing cast the first stone--because it's one of the weirdest, most instant gratification pairings out there. The Chenin stands on top the tomato pretty squarely.

1 person found it helpfulAug 31st, 2015
Barry Herbst

Wine Buyer Soutirage

8.9

Young but going to be interesting

Young but going to be interesting

Feb 23rd, 2017
Evan Keaschuk

Seriously good wine from a top notch producer! Ripe mandarine, mango, melon all lathered in honey to go along a huge mineral note. Ripe yet so fresh. Don't serve this too cold!! #cheninblanc #loire

Seriously good wine from a top notch producer! Ripe mandarine, mango, melon all lathered in honey to go along a huge mineral note. Ripe yet so fresh. Don't serve this too cold!! #cheninblanc #loire

Aug 16th, 2016
Scott Taddeo

Chamomile for days. Minerals, mossy, pear, bruised green apple. Acid slightly more subdued than what I was expecting. Formidable length. A joy.

Chamomile for days. Minerals, mossy, pear, bruised green apple. Acid slightly more subdued than what I was expecting. Formidable length. A joy.

May 15th, 2016
Jonathan Lipsmeyer

2013. Wow! Laser like acidity. Bright and chalky. From his "young" vines ca. 50yrs

2013. Wow! Laser like acidity. Bright and chalky. From his "young" vines ca. 50yrs

Aug 12th, 2015
Giuseppe LoCascio

Ok, we caught the Chenin fever...

Ok, we caught the Chenin fever...

Jul 16th, 2015
Austin Ferrari

Wine Director Hillside Supper Club

9.6

Amazing; every single time!

Amazing; every single time!

Jun 24th, 2015
Alex Alan

Wine Director Hotel Delmano

8.9

2014...I think? Laser focused. Super mineral.

2014...I think? Laser focused. Super mineral.

May 17th, 2015
Chad Hinds

#cheninigans 2012

May 3rd, 2015
Austin Ferrari

Wine Director Hillside Supper Club

9.6

Savory, nutty, boiled peanuts, horseradish, candied white peaches, high acid, just lovely #cheninigans #amazing

Savory, nutty, boiled peanuts, horseradish, candied white peaches, high acid, just lovely #cheninigans #amazing

Feb 12th, 2015