Clos de Saint Yves Savennieres 2018 review - WineUncorked: Wine Reviews and Tips


This is made with the Chenin Blanc grape variety in the Loire Valley region of France. While the South Africans turn this grape variety into a wine that tastes of a fruit explosion the French version is restrained with light pear and sharp apple flavours. There’s also a greenness to it that tastes a bit like chewing on a twig but none of the promised full-bodied assertiveness presented itself. It tasted like the white Italian white wine Gavi made with the Cortese grape variety, which too can come with some eye-watering price tags.

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Type: White wine
Grape variety: Chenin Blanc
Vintage: 2018
Country: France
Region: Loire
Supplier: Virgin Wines
Price when reviewed: 29.99
What the label says: bone-dry, full-bodied, assertive and lingering
Alcohol %: 13
Format: Bottle with screwcap

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