|The 2010 Regis Minet Pouilly Fume “Vieilles Vignes” offers a lime and grapefruit taste. (Los Angeles Times/MCT)|
The minute I tasted this terrific Pouilly Fume from Regis Minet, I wanted oysters. Not just a half dozen but at least a couple dozen, chilled, naked and preferably Kumamotos. Minet’s old-vine Sauvignon Blanc picks up a stony minerality and bracing acidity that would be perfect with most things from the raw bar. You can taste lime and grapefruit too in this intense, nervous white.
It’s also a fine value for a wine of this quality.
● Region: Loire Valley
● Price: From $18 to $23
● Style: Lively
● What it goes with: Oysters and clams on the half shell, crab, seafood paella.
By S. Irene Virbila
(Los Angeles Times)
(MCT Information Services)