Chenin Blanc is one of the most important (and food friendly!) grapes, yet too often it is nudged aside by its more popular Loire Valley sibling, sauvignon blanc. If you’re looking for something that has the crispness of a sauvignon blanc (but not the citrus) and the mellow fruit characteristics a chardonnay (but not the butteriness) then you’ve found your friend! Dry with excellent vibrancy on the palate—yet a maturity that comes with six years of aging, you’re sure to cheer for this chenin!
Variety: Chenin Blanc
Region: Samur, Loire Valley, France