Savennieres is located on the north bank of the Loire River, southwest from the city of Angers. It is best known for its small production of Chenin Blanc-based dry white wines. The cool climate helps to preserve Chenin Blanc's naturally high acidity while the slate/sandstone soils add to the mineral character of the wine. The wines are typically very long-lived and can be austere in youth because of the high acidity.
Appearance: Clear, medium gold color with a watery rim.
Nose: Clean, medium intense, fully-developed aromas of nuts, honey, apricot and a bit of canned mushroom.
Palate: Dry, high acid, medium body and alcohol with flavors of apricot and cashew with a dash of minerality in a long finish.
Very Good/ Drink now, may be at its most charming.
Loire Valley Review
Tasting Notes on some Loire Valley Wines