Wine of the Week -M De Mulonniére Chenin Blanc 2015

Chateau De La Mulonniére began making wine in 1860. In 2002, the Saget family acquired the estate, focusing on the terroir and traditional flora.

Their second wine, the M label, introduces wine lovers to the wines of the Anjou. The Saget family comes from Pouilly-sur-Loire and, as they put it, “sought other treasures that our beautiful wine reigon could offer.”

This lovely wine, which some call the next great white wine, is from Anjou (Loire Valley) and composed of 100 percent Chenin Blanc. We’re big fans of it and would like to see it on more wine by the glass lists.
The grapes are hand harvested from schist and clay vineyards, vinified with slow maceration at low temperature and aged in barrels for nine months.

There are hints of almond, acacia, grape and honey. Wine Spectator, which recently gave the wine 89 points, detected ginger, quince and yellow apples.

We found it soft and engaging, balanced and long lasting. The wine, like its sister Loire wines, reflect the accessibility of the region, and the value they offer to both restaurants/bars and to their guests. The wine is imported by Pasternak Wine Imports.

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