Category Archives: chenin blanc

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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Mullineux Swartland Straw Wine 2013

Mullineux, Straw Wine, WO Swartland, South Africa, 2013 Grapes (varietal chenin blanc) harvested at normal ripeness level, then raisined in the open air on racks for 3 weeks, concentrating sugars, acids and flavours.  Then whole bunch pressed, and put to 5th … Continue reading

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