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Another Great South Africa Chenin Blanc: Bellingham Bernard Series

Another Great South Africa Chenin Blanc:  Bellingham Bernard Series Wine Review: 2004 Bellingham Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc, Coastal Region, South Africa Here in the United States Chenin Blanc does not make it onto the dinner table as often as it should. Wish I knew why that is? It can’t be they are too […]

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2011 Domaine du Clos Naudin Foreau Vouvray

2011 Domaine du Clos Naudin Foreau Vouvray Demi-Sec Loire, France Domaine du Clos Naudin consists of roughly 28 acres of Chenin blanc. Philippe Foreau is the third generation of the Foreau family to produce Vouvray from this fabled domaine which his grandfather purchased in 1923. The vineyards are located in the northeast corner of Vouvray, […]

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Francois Pinon Vouvray Brut Loire France

Wine Review: Francois Pinon Vouvray Brut, Loire. France Francois Pinon Vouvray: François Pinon’s main focus is “to keep the typicity of both the appellation and the vintage” in all his wines and with this in mind, he certainly met that goal with this sparkler. (more…)

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2012 Pierre Breton Vouvray Sec La Dilettante Loire France

2012 Pierre Breton Vouvray Sec La Dilettante Loire, France The Bretons farm eleven hectares of vines just east of Bourgueil in the village of Restigné focusing on biodynamic practices, which they introduced into their viticulture practices in ’94. The Vineyards consist of varied soils including gravel, limestone, clay, schist, and yellow tuffeau—a marine sedimentary rock […]

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2011 Sylvain Gaudron “La Butte du Tréson” Vouvray Sec

2011 Sylvain Gaudron “La Butte du Tréson” Vouvray Sec For four generations, the Gaudron family has made wine from 67 acres in the Vouvray appellation. All of the vines are of the Chenin variety, also known as Pineau de la Loire and Pineau d’Anjou, with thirty-year old vines on two-thirds of the vineyard. (more…)

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Wine Review: 2010 Domaine Bourillon-Dorleans Sec La Coulée d’Argent Vouvray

Wine Review: 2010 Domaine Bourillon-Dorleans Sec La Coulée d’Argent Vouvray Domaine Bourillon-Dorleans Sec: Founded in 1921, Domaine Bourillon-Dorléans covers roughly 50 acres of vines in the commune of Rochecorbon, exporting 85% of their wine abroad. The final product shows the care that went into the blending regimen and the quality of grapes sourced.  (more…)

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