Laurent Charrier and mother run this estate which has been certified organic since 1997. The family vineyards are a bit spread out with small holdings in Anjou and Coteaux du Layon in addition to their primary vineyard in Saumur. There is tart apple and pear on the nose with light stony minerality and lemon rind. On the palate the acidity adds structures with lemon and apple leading the flavors. A clean, pure finish makes this a classy pairing. try it with: White wine beurre blanc with peas and smoked salmon over pasta, pierogi topped with fontina, roasted turkey, mulligatawny
Ahhh….Chenin Blanc from Vouvray. The aromas scream springtime. Fresh new green growth, melon and a touch of that wonderful smell you get right after it rains on a cool day. The flavors don’t disappoint with honeydew, a bit of mineral and refreshing lime zest. Like a spring day, this wine will make you want to open your windows and pour a glass. Which, even in the middle of winter, sounds pretty good.