Category Archives: chenin blanc

Touraine sparkling NV

Domaine du Chapitre, Perle Chapitre, Methode Traditionelle, AOC Touraine, Loir et Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, France, NV On Touraine and Cremant de  Loire I wondered why this wine was not produced under the more well-known AOP Cremant de Loire. The … Continue reading

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Ferre i Catasus Penedes 2015

Ferre i Catasus, Somiatruites, DO Penedes, Catalonia, Spain, 2015 This wine: a blend of chenin blanc, muscat, with minor contributions from sauvignon blanc, xarel.lo, chardonnay; natural cork closure, 12.5% abv, source unknown, ~€7 (05/17) Consumer tasting note: entry-level quaffable white, apples … Continue reading

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Dom. Aubuisieres Vouvray 2002

Domaine Les Aubuisieres, Le Plan de Jean, AOC Vouvray, Indre et Loire, Centre Val de Loire, France, 2002 This wine: varietal chenin blanc, natural cork closure, 12% abv, Gauntleys, £15.87 (2016) Consumer tasting note: an intense nose of over-ripe quince … Continue reading

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Joly Bergerie Savennieres 2010

Nicolas Joly, Clos de la Bergerie, Chateau de la Roches aux Moines, AOC Savennieres – Roche aux Moines, Maine-et-Loire, France, 2010 This wine: organic and biodynamic, 15-30 hl/ha yield (50 hl/ha is authorised) picked over 3-5 passes for optimum ripeness, … Continue reading

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Ch. d’Epire Savennieres Loire 2004

Chateau d’Epire, Cuvee Speciale, AOC/AOP Savennieres, Maine et Loire, France, 2004 This wine: Viticulture is neither biodynamic or organic, rather according to the principle of minimum intervention. Normally picked in 3 tris, to handle the uneven ripening nature of chenin blanc … Continue reading

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Running Duck Chenin Blanc S. Africa 2014

Stellar Organics, Running Duck, Chenin Blanc, W.O. Western Cape, South Africa, 2014 This wine: Organic, named after the Indian runner ducks that pest control the vineyards, varietal chenin blanc, 13% abv, Out of This World Organic Supermarket, £9.60 (2015) Consumer … Continue reading

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Coteaux de Layon 2014

Chateau de la Roulerie, AOC/AOP Coteaux de Layon, Loire, France, 2014 Schist and sandstone soils on south-facing slopes above the River Layon, which flows north into the Loire; varietal chenin blanc, natural cork closure, 11% abv, 500ml, Costco, £7.20 WSET … Continue reading

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