The Loire Valley of France is one of the premier wine regions of the world. Many of the noble grape varieties are indigenous to Loire Valley, including the Chenin Blanc variety, which is not well known, but can produce exceptional wines. The one area in Loire where this variety thrives best is near Touraine. The Monmousseau 2006 Vouvray is 100% Chenin Blanc, and has aromas and flavors of ripe honeydew melon, pear, white peaches, and honey. In the mouth this wine is medium-bodied, with a hint of butter and a nice creamy feel. It is an off-dry white, with some residual sugar, and can be drank as an aperitif, or with grilled chicken breast topped with a tropical fruit salsa.