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.
Cabernet d'Anjou from Château La Tomaze - salmon-pink in colour, with fresh, inviting, crushed-raspberry aromas, the merest hint of pepper, and a juicy palate for carefree summer drinking.
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
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.
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.
An excellent sparkling Vouvray rosé wine with vivid red berry aromas and a dry, crisp palate.
An authentic, off-dry (Demi-Sec) Vouvray wine with green apple flavours and excellent palate-cleansing acidity.
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.
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!
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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