valley of the loire

2015 Yves Lambert Domaine de Saint-Just “Les Perrières” Saumur

Oooh… me likey! These Loire Valley guys sure know how to wrangle some excellent Chenin Blanc juice! Ripe Anjou pear, sweet apple, Meyer lemon rind, and lemongrass on the nose with full, almost waxy notes. Ripe pear and sea salt on the palate with a hint of tarragon and lemongrass on the finish. Tart, fresh acidity. 

4/5 bones

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Chenin Blanc

13% abv

Saumur (Loire), FRANCE

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The Royal Chateau of Chambord in the heart of France’s Loire Valley photographed helplessly close to flood waters that had hit most of France and central Europe last week. Fortunately they raising flood levels receded over the weekend and the Sun even came out to mark the beginning of the weeks/months of clean up.

Source: ChateauDeChambord Instagram.