Loire Chenin Blanc – better than ever?

Savvenières vineyards

Current developments in Chenin’s birthplace and topical profiles of Domaines François Chidaine, Huet, Vincent Carême, aux Moines and Guiberteau.

Loire Chenin Blanc continues to garner plaudits (see Tam’s 2021 appreciation), and not just from the obvious regions. If Vouvray and Montlouis-sur-Loire help drive reputation, aided by established stars like Huet, Chidaine and Taille aux Loups, other appellations are bubbling with activity. Growers in Saumur are rushing to plant and produce more of the variety while in Anjou, Savennières is undergoing something of a renaissance and a more youthful band of vignerons are making some stunning dry white Anjou from...