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Chenin Blanc: A Wine Lover’s White

Chenin Blanc is a white grape that is best-known for its roots in the Anjou region of France’s Loire Valley. While this grape originated in this slice of western France, it is now found in places as far away as South Africa (where it’s often referred to as Steen), Sonoma, and even Long Island. In fact, New York winery Paumanok Vineyards, on Long Island’s North Fork, is the only winery in the state that grows this exquisite variety. This honeyed expression, which is full of grapefruit and pineapple aromas, is a don’t-miss and is well-suited to anything from striped bass to flounder, cod, and lobster. French Chenin Blanc is its own bag of tricks. Various styles abound, from bone-dry wines from Savennières to sparkling Moëlleux Vouvray to the botrytis-afflicted dessert wines of Anjou’s small, prestigious appellations. Regardless of your personal preference, you’ll always find a wine teeming with aromas of acacia honey, straw, and white flowers. Chenin Blancs, which tend toward the golden-hued, can age incredibly well, especially those that come from Anjou’s finer appellations (Savennières and Vouvray are two heralded appellations worth getting your hands on). But if your taste buds tend toward the New World, don’t ignore the fine South African specimens-or even the delicious Chenins of Sonoma, California, where the grape also abounds. Whether they’re going by Chenin Blanc or Steen, these wines are simultaneously rich and clean, with abundant depth and aroma, making them suitable for nearly every summer meal under the sun.

 
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Savennières "Le Clos," Ch. de Plaisance - 2013

White | France, Loire, Anjou and Saumur | (750 )mL
This is a delectable, savory wine from Savennières made from none other than the star of the region, Chenin Blanc. You'll find aromas of honey, flowers, and mineral all in a dry finish.

Item #32706
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RCL Sparkling Steen - 2013

White | South Africa | (750 )mL
Refreshing, delicate sparkling loaded with the classic Chenin flavors: pear, green apple, lime, peppercorn, white mineral, and bees wax. Pair this sparkler with lightly flavored dishes.

Item #32534
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Quarts de Chaume Grand Cru, Ch. de Plaisance - 2013

White | France, Loire, Anjou and Saumur | (500 )mL
A luxurious dessert wine that's honeyed, sweet with yellow plums, and full of minerals to balance out the sweetness. Bring out the cheese plate and enjoy one of the rarer dessert wines from the Loire Valley.

Item #32709
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Vouvray Brut, Dom. d'Orfeuilles - NV

White | France, Loire, Touraine | (750 )mL
This is a sparkling, dry Vouvray that all about brioche, citrus and honeyed fruit aromas alongside minerals that lend themselves so well to seafood canapés.

Item #10894
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Vouvray "Tuffeau," Thierry - 2013

White | France, Loire, Touraine | (750 )mL
The fruit-filled bouquet of this Chenin Blanc gives aromas of quince and apricot that are laced with notes of almond and acacia flowers. Texturally balanced, this off-dry wine finishes with a juicy crispness that demands you reach for another glass... or a piece of cheese.

Item #25429
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Montlouis "Les Cabotines," L. Chanson - 2010

White | France, Loire, Touraine | (750 )mL
Chanson's Chenin Blanc vines produce wines that sing with acidity. This dry white gives untainted apple peel and kumquat aromas. Melodic tones of dry apricot and mountain herbs are touched by lanolin. Serve with fresh fish, buttered trout and thyme, or raw chèvre.

Item #27421
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Jasnières "Cuvée du Silex," Pascal Janvier - 2013

White | France, Loire, Touraine | (750 )mL
This "Cuvée du Silex" soils are flint dominated and the resulting mineral is astounding. An unctuous white that's full of raw honey, chamomile and white flowers. Delicious and supple, and an excellent companion to soft and hard cheeses.

Item #29889
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Coteaux du Loir Blanc, Pascal Janvier - 2013

White | France, Loire | (750 )mL
The Coteaux du Loir is a tributary of the Loire river. It's the most northerly vine growing area of the Loire Valley. This is Chenin Blanc from clay soils. The palate is honeyed, dry yet mineraled. Drink lightly chilled alongside any smoked or cured fish.

Item #31041
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Paumanok, Chenin Blanc - 2014

White | USA, New York, North Fork of Long Island | (750 )mL
Reminiscent of some Loire Valley Chenin Blancs, this popular North Fork white is crisp and fruity with grapefruit, pineapple, and melon aromas. It's delightfully refreshing and ends with a zippy, lemony finish. An excellent companion to shellfish dishes.

Item #20041
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de Trafford, Chenin Blanc - 2013

White | South Africa, Stellenbosch | (750 )mL
A rather shy Chenin that doesn't give up all its flavors and aromas at once. Pale yellow in the glass, this has aromas of straw, grasses, and smoky minerals that follow through into lush yellow plums and a fine, chiseled structure. Pair with buttery fish dishes or sushi.

Item #27228
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    $359.88 $323.89
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