Producer: Domaine Bergerie
Winemaker: Yves Guégniard
Bottle: Anjou Blanc
Grapes: 80% Chenin Blanc, 20% Chardonnay
Region: Anjou, Loire Valley, France
Remember your holiday party ? Well, at ours we drank quite a bit of this lovely Loire White that night and much merriment was had by all. Don't let the timing fool you, though, this wine being a hit at our holiday party doesn't mean it'll be out of place at your spring time table. . Very lean and acidic upon opening with nothing to show but tight citrus acid and silvery minerals. This wine later opens up a bit and reveals it's generous slightly-less-than-medium body and golden apple and pear flavors as well as a slightly sandy ancient sea bed minerality.
We have the Graziano Chenin Blanc open in stores this week for the pairing of the week. Take the Bergerie home to see what a cooler climate and blending of Chardonnay does to a grape (Chenin Blanc) that is so over-looked here in the states. Versatile with cheese with its coating mouth feel and fat breaking acidity and right on time with this strange luminescence in the sky we are having today that people in California call the sun.