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Staff Pick

Savennières "Le Clos," Ch. de Plaisance - 2014

Item # 32706 750mL
$26.96/ Single Bottle
$323.52 $291.17/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

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.


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Staff Pick Notes

With over 87 appellations and the same grapes made in a variety of styles, there's always something new to discover in the Loire Valley. Nestled in Savennières is Château de Plaisance with a 25 hectare, biodynamically run estate. Their Les Clos Savennières is a beautiful pale gold color with intense floral and honey aromas. the Chenin Blanc is the ultimate chameleon of a grape. In the case of this Savennières, the savory, mineral-driven palate makes it a great match with scallops, fish, and chèvre. A classic Loire Valley wine soon to become your new favorite discovery.

- LM

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.

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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