Back in the days when I was at University doing my Masters Degree I was re-introduced to an old friend. That friend was called Vouvray (yes, I’m sure you saw that coming!). Summer days we’re spent working very hard but the one bright light on the horizon was a evening meal outside with friends (including the future Mrs ITs Food) eating Coronation Chicken, salad , a fresh baguette and a chilled bottle of Vouvray. It was heaven.
Unfortunately my favourite tipple, Tesco’s own Vouvray at £3.99 a bottle (I was a student!) has now long gone. This bottle of La Couronne des Plantagenets Vouvray was picked up at Sainsbury’s. It’s a perfect example of a demi-sec wine, half-dry. The initial sweetness of the wine is offset by a lovely sharpness which leaves the mouth (okay, palette) refreshed and ready for another glug.
I wasn’t disappointed, this wine was easily gluggable and although it didn’t quite match my memories of those university days, it was a nice enjoyable bottle. Three stars.
La Couronne des Plantagenets Vouvray