Chenin Sunday 😊 Drinking this delicious number from the Loire🇫🇷 2015 - Xavier Weisskopf Le Rocher des Violettes Montlouis Les Borderies from @flatironwines🍇 . Off-dry, peachy🍑pear🍐blossom🌸confident acidity. Have by itself, or would be a great match with a cheese board🧀or roast chicken🍗!
Great presentation by Mexican Sommelier Pilar Meré @pmere_ on Vino Mexicano. In my glass, a beautiful and aromatic Chenin Blanc blended with Palomino by @bodegasfrubio 🙌🏻 aromas of white flower and peach with a mineral finish. Enjoyed this one very much!
CHENIN BLANC - Anjou, centred around the scenic cities of Saumur and Angers, is the most understated winemaking region of France. Located at the heart of the Loire Valley, the French Royalty’s playground, the region shined in the Middles Ages due to its proximity to the Duchy of Brittany, as well as the court of France. Its reds made of Cabernet Franc, and whites made of Pinot de Loire, also called “Chenin Blanc”, were highly praised before being overshadowed by Bordeaux and Burgundy. The decline was further accelerated by Brittany’s alliance with France and phylloxera. Today, the region produces red wines and high quality dry, sweet and sparkling white wines. This is Chenin Blanc’s birthplace, and the grape finds its best terroir in Savennières. Moulin de Chauvigné, founded in 1992 by Christian and Sylvie Plessis, produces one of the best wines of the appellation. Light yellow in colour, with expressive lime and grassy aromas, it is crisp and refreshing, and has a long flavoursome finish. Here, Chenin Blanc has retained its finesse and elegance. UPDATE: Since the recent passing of Christian, Sylvie and her 2 daughters have been battling to save the family vineyard... With a production of this calibre, the future should hold all its promises ⚜️🇫🇷 #cheninblanc#whitewine#frenchwine#anjou#loire#savennieres#maineetloire#frenchwine#womeninbusiness#ilovewine#sustainability#familybusiness#courage