The results of his philosophy however are astounding. Claude’s Savennieres are without question the best I have tasted in more than 30 years in the wine business. Savennieres are dry, Chenin Blanc based wines from a smallish appellation in the Loire Valley. The wine, which comes from a single vineyard of barely 10 acres, shows both mineral and floral characteristics and is totally dry. The balance here is stunning and despite being a wine made from a relatively delicate grape, this is absolutely a food wine and is a great match to oysters, shellfish or just about any kind, pork, chicken and creamy sauces.
Quite literally a world class bottle of wine at a ridiculously affordable price and rated 92 points by Loire Valley specialist wine critic Chris Kissack (“the Wine Doctor” website).