Saumur Blanc, Lena Filliatreau
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Saumur Blanc, Lena Filliatreau - 2018

Item # 41936 750mL
$21.96/ Single Bottle
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$263.52 $237.17/ Case of 12
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Practicing Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.

Tasting Notes

100% Chenin Blanc. Lena is named for Fredrik Filliatreau’s Swedish mom and is made from a combination of estate and purchased fruit. Dry yet lush with stone fruit and bright acidity.

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Staff Pick Notes

There's so much terrific value in the Loire Valley these days even with the ridiculous tarriff situation going on. Moreover, quality has never been higher and even the village level wines can serve up plenty of thrills. Saumur is a village in particular that seems to be overflowing with excellent producers like the Filliatreau family responsible for this lovely Chenin Blanc. This is a classic Saumur Chenin but everything is a little more precise and detailed than what you might expect to find at this price point. When Chenin is made this well it has an almost incomparable freshness and approachability. The quintessential bistro white for your table.

- AG

Astor's Glossary of Terms


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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