My F&W
quick save (...)
Cheap Wine Challenge

A Loire Chenin Blanc that Over-delivers

2011 Cave de Vendôme Blanc Lieu-Dit Cocagne

2011 Cave de Vendôme Blanc Lieu-Dit Cocagne Photo ©

Here, wine experts reveal their favorite bottles costing less than $17. Many of the selections are lesser known but absolutely worth the search.

Who: Lee Campbell, wine director at Reynard, at Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn.

What: 2011 Cave de Vendôme Blanc Lieu-Dit Cocagne

Why: Lee Campbell calls this Chenin Blanc from a cooperative in France's Loire Valley "brilliantly mineral." She says: "It's a humble wine, but all of the wines from this producer over-deliver."

Related: Cheap Wine Challenge: The Wine Equivalent of Smelling Salts
Cheap Wine Challenge: A Fruity, Floral Red from Spain’s Ribeira Sacra
Simple Rules for Spectacular Pairings

You Might Also Like powered by ZergNet


Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    You might also like
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.

    Tune in on Wednesdays at 10PM ET for Top Chef: Boston, the 12th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Join celebrity chefs, renowned winemakers and epicurean insiders at the culinary world's most spectacular weekend, the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, June 19-21.