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Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc is a versatile white wine grape variety known for its high acidity and aging potential. Most commonly associated with the Loire Valley, Chenin Blanc has been cultivated in France for nearly 1300 years.

Wines from the Chenin Blanc grape:

  • Anjou: La Lune 2013

    Marc Angeli's principal cuvée in volume terms, is this fabulous 'natural' Chenin Blanc called 'La Lune' that has a beguiling baked bread bouquet and complex palate of stewed orchard fruit, nuts, honey and minerals.

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    • Bottle £19.95
    • Bottle Case £239.40
  • Chinon: Domaine Jean-Maurice Raffault Blanc 2014

    Only 2% of Chinon wines are white, so we would commend you to try such a rarity! Domaine Raffault's Chenin blanc is just the ticket so we shall eke out our allocation sparingly.

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    • Bottle £13.50
    • Bottle Case £162.00
  • Coteaux du Layon Rablay: Château la Tomaze 2013

    Coteaux du Layon Rablay from Château la Tomaze - a pale golden taffeta textured wine with a delightful rose petal bouquet. The charming orchard fruit flavours with underlying honeyed notes and a light, fresh acidity give incredible finesse.

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    • Bottle £16.25
    • Bottle Case £195.00
  • Coteaux du Layon: Château la Tomaze 2014

    A clear, pale wine with appealing orchard fruit aromas and a gently-honeyed, stone-fruit palate underscored by a fresh acidity.

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    • Bottle £13.75
    • Bottle Case £165.00
  • Coteaux du Layon: Château la Tomaze: Cuvee des Lys 1995

    A rich golden wine of incredible concentration. Its unctuous raisin fruit and subtle honey and mineral flavours are uplifted by charming acidity and an incredible finesse.

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    • Bottle £33.00
    • Bottle Case £396.00
  • Jasnières: Domaine de la Charrière Raisins Nobles 2009

    A succulent palate of sweet orchard fruit is offset by a clean acidity. The unique smooth taste displays rich, hazelnut and sherry-like flavours which develop on the palate as the wine matures. In the finest vintages it is headily decadent with complex mineral undertones and succulent, honeyed tinges.

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    • Bottle £21.00
    • Bottle Case £252.00
  • Jasnières: Domaine Gigou Clos Saint Jacques 2012

    With a light, fruity palate when young, this dry Jasnières wine obtains a unique smooth taste as it matures. In the finest vintages it is headily decadent with complex mineral undertones and succulent, honeyed tinges.

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    • Bottle £15.95
    • Bottle Case £191.40
  • Montlouis-sur-Loire: Domaine des Liards Mousseux Brut

    This bottle-fermented sparkling Montlouis wine displays a lively mousse inviting green apple aromas and a whistle-clean palate.

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    • Bottle £14.95
    • Bottle Case £179.40
  • Montlouis-sur-Loire: Domaine des Liards Sec 2014

    Domaine des Liards Montlouis-sur-Loire Sec - clean, green apple and grapefruit aromas precede a zesty, citric palate. This excellent example of Chenin Blanc has a bright, refreshing acidity and crisp, dry finish.

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    • Bottle £13.50
    • Bottle Case £162.00
  • Saumur Blanc 2014

    This crisp, white Saumur wine that is produced from Chenin Blanc on the chalky soils of Anjou is a firm favourite with Yapp customers and staff alike. This may have something to do with the eye-catching Charles de Gaulle label, but more likely is because it's a refreshing, fruity, bon marché crowd-pleaser that makes for an ideal aperitif or partner to salads.

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    • Bottle £9.95
    • Bottle Case £119.40
  • Saumur Mousseux Brut

    Classic, toasty, aromas precede a palate of ripe orchard fruit. The fresh, lively mousse gives way to a clean, crisp finish.

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    • Bottle £12.75
    • Bottle Case £153.00
  • Savennières: Château d'Epiré 2009

    This classic Savennières wine has a complex bouquet of wild flowers, sherry flora and chalk dust and a generous palate of ripe orchard fruit with subtle undertones of honey and minerals prior to a long, dry elegant finish. This complex Chenin Blanc is the principal bottling of Château d’Epiré and a firm favourite of Team Yapp as it always performs well in blind tastings and can stand up to complex fish and poultry dishes accompanied by flavoursome sauces. In common with most Savennières it is slow to reveal its charms and requires some effort on the part of the imbiber. Tant mieux - a pleas

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    • Bottle £16.95
    • Bottle Case £203.40
  • Savennières: Château d'Epiré 'Moelleux' 2009

    This wonderfully honeyed, sweet Savennières has an alluring bouquet of stewed pears, beeswax and fleurs blanches and a ripe, rounded, terrifically textured palate of grilled nuts and orchard fruit with an underlying acidity and subtle mineral nuances.

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    • Bottle £19.95
    • Bottle Case £239.40
  • Savennières: Coulée de Serrant 2011

    Savennières: Coulée de Serrant - a wonderfully complex, dry white wine commonly regarded as the ‘nec plus ultra’ of the appellation. Warming vanilla aromas and flavours of nuts and honey slowly unfurl on the palate and develop with ageing. A sophisticated, contemplative wine that merits wider recognition.

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    • Bottle £74.00
    • Bottle Case £888.00
  • Vouvray Demi-Sec 2014

    An authentic, off-dry (Demi-Sec) Vouvray wine with green apple flavours and excellent palate-cleansing acidity.

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    • Bottle £12.50
    • Bottle Case £150.00
  • Vouvray Moelleux 2014

    A luscious, honeyed Vouvray wine with good ageing potential. This sweet Moelleux, which is only produced when the correct climatic conditions prevail, has a wealth of succulent candied-apple and creamy curd flavours offset by a fine acidity.

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    • Bottle £14.25
    • Bottle Case £171.00
  • Vouvray Mousseux Brut

    This delicious sparkling Vouvray wine has an inviting brioche bouquet and a teasingly frothy effervescence, making it ideal for all manner of celebrations or picnics – no corkscrew required!

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    • Bottle £14.50
    • Bottle Case £174.00
  • Vouvray Sec 2013

    Bien classique! This refreshing, apple-scented Chenin Blanc will make a great aperitif or partner to goats cheese and salads. It's the perfect foil for the locally-made potted pork rillettes, and together they make a dangerous combination as both are extremely more-ish.

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    • Bottle £12.50
    • Bottle Case £150.00