Anjou Chenin Sec, "Les Monts de Juchepie", Dom. de Juchepie
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Anjou Chenin Sec, "Les Monts de Juchepie", Dom. de Juchepie - 2020

Item # 49766 750mL

With vines dating back to 1911, this estate's raison d'être is Chenin Blanc. This dry, full-bodied white is unctuous, honeyed, with rich stone fruit aromas. Aged in used oak barrels, this adds complexity and elegance. Pair with apricot and almond chicken tagine.

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Coteaux du Layon
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Biodynamic

Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.


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Staff Pick Notes

Chenin Blanc is one of the worlds white grape varieties, but along with riesling has a propensity for being misunderstood and underappreciated. This is likely due to the fact that they come in a wide range of styles from bone dry to lusciously sweet so I suspect people just aren't sure what to expect. But, if you're an acid junky like me, nothing else brings the same level of joyful brightness quite like these grapes. This chenin from the Coteaux du Layon is made with certified biodynamic grapes from vines planted in 1911. Winemaker Eddy Oosterlinck's passion is sweet wines, but here, the botrytized grapes are fermented to dryness, lending the wine a textured richness with apple, pear and honeyed notes. The acidity keeps everything aloft and makes this an oh so friendly food wine.

- ALM

Glossary

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

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