Naked Wines Patrice Grasset Chenin Blanc Review
Patrice Merceron is a third-generation French winemaker at J. de Villebois and joined Naked Wines and produces wine under the brand Patrice Grasset a few years ago. He mainly produces very popular white wines from Loire Valley for Naked Wines.
Wine review by: Jessyca Frederick |
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About this Wine
Wine: 2021 Patrice Grasset Chenin Blanc
Blend: 100% Chenin Blanc
Region: Loire Valley, France
Retail price: $30.99
Angel price: $15.99
Angels who would buy again: 91% of 235 would buy again
I consumed it: February 2023
My source: Nakedwines.com
The Back Label
From this wine club: Nakedwines.com
From this winery: Naked Wines
Wine color/style: White wine
Grape variety or blend: Chenin blanc
Tasting notes: Food-friendly
Patrice Grasset Chenin Blanc: What I think
This was not that. This was an understated, elegant wine with subtle hints of grapefruit and salinity. It was balanced and food-friendly, but just… subtle.
I can chalk this one up to the old wine adage that California wines are overripe when compared with French wines. Frankly I like the bolder style, but it’s also what I cut my teeth on. The biggest benefit of the French style of wine is that it goes well with more types of food.
Either way, a $15.99 Loire Valley Chenin Blanc that I’d happily drink again is a good thing to keep on my radar.
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