Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Pithon-Paille Anjou Mozaik Blanc, 2017


It's a strange name but actually a Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley of France. Loire Chenin Blancs include Vouvray, which usually has some degree of sweetness, and dry wines from Savennieres and Saumur. This wine from Anjou is decidedly dry but very different from both Savennieres and Saumur.

Medium light yellow. Powerful scents of flowers and ripe Red Delicious apples or apple sauce. A decidedly dry streak running right down the middle of the palate. A lively delicious wine for drinking right now. And I believe it will keep and improve for several years, although I doubt that it will have the staying power of Savennieres.

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