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2008 Chateau D'Epire Savennieres Cuvee Speciale
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2010

($23) Bright yellow. Mineral-driven aromas of lemon rind, pear, honeycomb, white flowers and talc. Light in body but chewy in texture, offering brisk orchard fruit and bitter citrus flavors and gaining richness with air. Firm but not hard, finishing with subtle sweetness and resonating minerality. This will be even better with a few years of bottle age. (Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, Berkeley, CA)

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About the Loire Valley

With the exception of Sancerre, which has been a hot item in the U.S. market in recent years, Loire Valley wines are among the most underappreciated of France. The wines made from vineyards alongside France's longest river are aromatic, brisk, and generally..
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Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc, the most important white grape variety of the central Loire Valley, ranges in style from bone dry to medium sweet to staggeringly rich in appellations like Vouvray, Montlouis, Savennieres, and Coteaux de Layon. In all styles, expect high levels of acid that can provide tremendous amounts of balance to these wines...
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