Staff Pick

Saumur Blanc, Réserve des Vignerons - 2015

Item # 24064 750mL
$7.96/ Single Bottle
$95.52 $85.97/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

Dry, fresh and wonderfully aromatic of white flowers, honey and citrus. This is a fruity style of wine made from 100% Chenin Blanc, in the Saumur region of the Loire Valley.


Staff Pick Notes

Here it is! Your easy peasy lemon squeezy day-drinking thirst-quenching summer sipper! Nothing too complicated or complex here, just a beautiful Chenin Blanc from Saumur in the central Loire Valley. Summertime in New York can be brutal, so you don't want to drink anything that will weigh you down or make you think too hard. This is crisp, bright, and fresh, with honey and green apple notes. This 8 dollar screw top wine just made your summer bearable and maybe even a whole lotta fun!

- JGM

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Loire

There’s a lot to remember when it comes to the Loire. Novices, take note: Cabernet Franc is a great alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscadet is unparalleled as a companion to shellfish, and Cour Cheverny is the best white wine appellation you’ve never heard of. As diverse as Loire wines are, one day soon you'll know your Melon de Bourgogne from your Romorantin.

Saumur

Situated on the left bank of the Loire Valley between Angers and Tours, Saumur is a historic city dominated by one of the most famous castles in France. The castle, like many of the great Châteaux of the Loire Valley, was built with the same tuffeau limestone that underlies the vineyards of the region. Excavations left from building castles and palaces resulted in a network of hundreds of miles...

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Chenin Blanc

A versatile grape that is grown worldwide, but is most commonly associated with the Loire, California, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand. It produces just about any type of wine you can think of: ageworthy dessert wines; delicious, honeyed dry whites; sparklers; and even bases for fortified wines and spirits. These days, one of the most exciting stories is in South Africa, where newly...

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