Saumur Blanc 2012

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.

(2 customer reviews)
  • Half Bottle
    £5.50
  • Half Bottle (case)
    £132.00
Saumur Blanc 2012

Saumur Blanc 2012

The chalky soils and temperate climate of Saumur and Saumur Champigny are ideally suited to viticulture and vines have been cultivated here since Roman times.

The ever-reliable Cave de Saumur Co-opérative ar Saint Cyr en Bourg has supplied us with its failsafe bottlings of Chenin and Cabernet Franc (adorned with our distinctive de Gaulle-esque labels) for so long that they have, by merit and tenacity, effectively become our 'house' wines.

This superb Chenin Blanc is dry and crisp, clean and unoaked with a minerally edge. Chez Yapp, we usually keep a bottle on stand-by in the fridge and, more often than not, another on the go in the kitchen...

  • Style: White Wine, Dry (Sec), Light-bodied
  • Region: LoireSaumur
  • Producer: Vignerons de Saumur
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Grape variety (Cépage): Chenin Blanc
  • Wine pairing - drink with: Olives, Smoked Fish, Thai Food
  • Cellarage: Shows best when fairly young and should be drunk within 2-3 years of bottling.
  • Vinification: This wine undergoes a thoroughly modern vinification in large thermo-regulated stainless steel vats, prior to filtration and a Spring bottling.
  • Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 12.5%

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Saumur Blanc 2012
DateScoreCustomer CommentOur Response
03-Apr-2014
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As above.

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31-Mar-2014
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A nice everyday standby, especially useful in half bottles.

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What others think of this wine...

Jane MacQuitty - The Times, 29/03/2014. says:

...celebrate spring with this ripe, juicy, stone fruit-stashed chenin blanc.

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One Minute Review - Saumur Blanc




Jason Yapp reviews the white Saumur from the ever-reliable Cave de Saumur Co-opérative - dry and crisp, clean and unoaked Chenin Blanc with a minerally edge.

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