Saumur Blanc 2020
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 this Saumur Blanc is a refreshing, fruity, bon marché crowd-pleaser that makes for an ideal aperitif or partner to salads.
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-dependable Cave de Saumur Co-opérative, based in Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg, has an unimpeachable track record of making keenly-priced, quality wines with plenty of varietal character and a fine sense of terroir. They have supplied us with failsafe bottlings of Chenin and Cabernet Franc (adorned, at our historic behest, with an eye-catching silhouette of Charles de Gaulle) for so long that they have, by merit and tenacity, effectively become our 'house' wines.
This superb Chenin Blanc, bottled under screwcap, has ripe apple aromas and a whistle-clean palate with a fresh, zesty finish. 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, Sec, Light-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Loire, Saumur|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Chenin Blanc|
|Food & Wine Matching||Olives, Smoked Fish, Thai Food|
|Cellarage||This Saumur Blanc 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 (%)||12.5|
Vignerons de Saumur
At Saint Cyr-en-Bourg, just to the south-east of Saumur, the dynamic Vignerons de Saumur Cave Co-opérative has long been a source of really well-made and benignly priced wines. Their Saumur Blanc is a conrnerstone of the Yapp list without which we could barely function. The Cave also produces a versatile sparkling Chenin Blanc, a fine sparkling Crémant de Loire rosé and a supple, youthful red Cabernet Franc.
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Saumur Blanc - Yapp Brothers One Minute Review
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.Yapp Brothers Videos