Category Archives: chenin blanc

Coulée de Serrant 2007

Nicolas Joly, Clos de la Coulée de Serrant, AOC Savennières-Coulée de Serrant, Maine et Loire, Pays de la Loire, France, 2007 On the wines of SavennièresAOC Savennières, established in 1952, is a white appellation for chenin blanc, with 36 producers … Continue reading

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Mas de Daumas Gassac Bl 2013

Mas de Daumas Gassac, Blanc, IGP Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert Cité d’Aniane, Aniane, Hérault, Occitanie, France, 2013 On IGP Saint-Guilhem-le-DesertFormerly designated as VdP, it was approved as IGP in November 2011, covering a vast area of the former Languedoc administrative region [1, 2], … Continue reading

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Capdepon Blanquette Limoux NV

Michel Capdepon, Domaine des Trois Fontaines, Brut, AOC Blanquette de Limoux, Aude, Occitanie, France, NV On Blanquette de Limoux. This wine: lot No. L33184 (on back label), a blend of mauzac, chenin blanc and chardonnay, agglomerate natural cork mushroom closure, … Continue reading

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Robert Blanquette de Limoux NV

Robert de Fourn, Carte Ivoire Brut, AOP Blanquette de Limoux, Aude, Occitanie, France, NV On Blanquette de Limoux. This wine: lot No. L1011162, a blend of 90% mauzac with chardonnay and chenin blanc, agglomerate natural cork mushroom closure, 12.5% abv, … Continue reading

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Champs Fleuris Saumur 1999

Domaine des Champs Fleuris, Les Damoiselles, AOC Saumur, Maine et Loire, Pays de la Loire, France, 1999 On AOC Saumur and Loire Valley appellations and map. This wine: lot No. LSB 01 (on front label), varietal chenin blanc, fermented dry; … Continue reading

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Laurens Cremant de Limoux 2017

Domaine J Laurens, Les Graimenous, Tete de Cuvee Brut, AOC Cremant de Limoux, Aude, Occitanie, France, 2017 On Cremant de Limoux. This wine: lot No. L191003 (on back label), a chardonnay dominated blend with chenin blanc (together max 90%), mauzac … Continue reading

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Ch. des Vaults Savennieres 2005

Domaine du Closel – Chateau des Vaults, La Jalousie, AOC Savennieres, Maine et Loire, Pays de la Loire, France, 2005 Some notes on the Savennieres appellation. This wine: lot No. LSG35, varietal chenin blanc, coated natural cork closure, 14% abv, … Continue reading

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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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