La Tesnière Blanc, Pierre Bonhomme
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La Tesnière Blanc, Pierre Bonhomme - 2022

Item # 28793 750mL

A blend of the rare white grape Menu Pineau alongside Chenin Blanc planted in clay and limestone soils. The average age of the vines is 60 years. This comes from a single parcel of vines from a plot called La Roche. The fruit is co-fermented and aged for a year on the lees in 225L barrels. For many years, this was classified as Touraine but now the appellation is refusing the use of Menu Pineau. Zut alors, indeed.

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

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This delightful blend of Menu Pineau and Chenin Blanc comes to us from the Touraine region of the Loire Valley, and is perfect for the warm days of late spring and summer. The stone fruit flavors of peach and apricot, honey, and a variety of citrus fruits all come together with a touch of white flowers and Jordan almonds. Menu Pineau is lower in acidity than Chenin Blanc, so this wine presents with a medium acidity level. Extremely good with Moroccan pastilla, chicken tagine with green olives and preserved lemons, and a wide variety of cheeses, La Tesnière Blanc would be great for a dinner party or a weeknight meal at home.

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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 adopted winemaking technologies have helped a dedicated group of producers to bring the country's dry...

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