Leduc-Frouin "La Seigneurie" Anjou Blanc 2018
Chenin Blanc｜Anjou, Loire Valley
From the Loire Valley, spiritual home of Chenin Blanc, comes this full-bodied, rich and minerally white wine from the fourth-generation Leduc-Frouin estate.
The wines of Anjou have been intertwined with the history of France for centuries; an Anjou was famously poured in the court of King Henry II in the 12th century. Spanning over 600 miles of vineyards down the Loire river, Chenin Blanc reigns supreme from Anjou west to Vouvray and all points in between. The famed limestone-chalky tuffeau soils are the best for raising Chenin Blanc. Leduc's "La Seigneurie" cuvée comes from a special form of this chalk called terres blanches – soils so chalky you can literally pluck out a dusty piece from the vineyard and write on a wall.
Simply full of generous, round and aromatic garden notes of quince, pear candy, beeswax and soft white flowers, all buttressed by crunchy minerality inspired by the terres blanches terroir. Paired with this special soil one gets a wonderful tension and aromatic grace from the Chenin Blanc – something this wine has in spades.
Perfect for bolder cuisine, goes well on its own as an aperitif, this is a versatile, juicy Chenin at a great price, plus free shipping on six!