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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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...
A nice everyday standby, especially useful in half bottles.
Jane MacQuitty - The Times, 29/03/2014. says:...celebrate spring with this ripe, juicy, stone fruit-stashed chenin blanc.
...celebrate spring with this ripe, juicy, stone fruit-stashed chenin blanc.
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