The wines of Savennières in the Loire Valley are ones that many people aren’t familiar with, but hopefully that’s about to change! These Chenin Blancs are definitely worth seeking out and getting to know.
Savennières was always a favourite to have up my sleeve when I was a sommelier, and it was such a joy to find the right moment to recommend one to a guest. With Savennières you get an elegant, mineral white wine, that as Evelyne de Pontbriand says in the video below, ‘tastes of the landscape’.
On a recent trip to the Loire Valley, I asked Evelyne – the energetic, enigmatic winemaker of Domaine du Closel – to tell us more about the wines of Savennières and which foods she likes to pair them with. This woman is definitely a Wine Passionista! Watch the video and see if you agree.
Here’s to trying something new, learning something new and enjoying every glass a whole lot more!
Tara – Wine Passionista