Loire Chenin from The Co-op
If Loire wines have a defining characteristic, it is a light freshness. This gives them a subtle, understated elegance but no lack of character or personality.
Vouvray is something of an old-school, geek's wine; made from Chenin and often off-dry, it lacks the on-trend aromatic zinginess of Sauvignon.
This bottle was marked down as part of a seasonal sell-off by the Co-op, so clearly the buying public have yet to get the message. Which is a pity as it is a lovely wine and good value even at full price.
Vouvray, Domaine Les Perruches 2018 (£8.50) rich and luscious yet fresh; slightly off-dry with ripe yellow stone-fruit, honeysuckle and some late-harvest character. Well-made and elegant.
A versatile food wine, match with ham terrine, creamy cheeses or a plate of prawns.