Saumur Blanc "Lena", Filliatreau
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Saumur Blanc "Lena", Filliatreau - 2022

Item # 41936 750mL

A Loire Valley white wine from the Saumur area that's made entirely from the local Chenin Blanc grape. At the helm of the estate is Fredrik Filliatreau, a 4th generation winemaker who has come out with this latest wine named after his Swedish mum, Lena. Dry, vibrant and delicious.

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

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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



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.


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 of underground tunnels, which local vintners have taken advantage of as ready-made wine cellars! ...

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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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