mOVE OVER CHARDONNAY! SAUVIGNON BLANC!
As a white wine, Chenin Blanc has a wide range of flavors. Part of the reason for this has a lot to do with the winemaking style. Dry: When the grapes are fermented dry and kept fresh, they produce a very lean, minerally style Chenin Blanc that offers up flavors of tart pear, quince, ginger, and chamomile. Our favorite growing regions for this delightful white are the Loire Valley in France and South Africa.
$19 Chateau Soucherie Anjou Blanc '15, Loire Valley, France
$17 Complices de Loire Vouvray "Pointe de Silex" '14 , Loire Valley, France
$18 Alexandre Monmosseau Vouvray Sec "Ammonite" '16, Loire Valley, France
$28 Chateau d'Epire Savennieres '16, Loire Valley, France
$11 Riebeek Cellars '16, Swartland, South Africa
$14 Joostenberg '16, Paarl, South Africa
$18 Raats "unwooded" Stellenbosch, South Africa