There is a reason the Romans planted the first grapes in the Loire Valley some 2000 years ago… the growing conditions are quite possibly better than any other region in the entire world. Diversity in soil types and climate provide the ability for almost any varietal to thrive. Chenin Blanc is one of such varietals and it not only thrives in the Loire Valley, but does so better than anywhere else!
The Patient Cottat ‘La Grand Caillou’ 2013 is attractively fruity, just off dry, offering creamed pear and apple flavors cut with fresh citrus acidity. It is crisp and lively with flint-like minerality that makes it truly shine when paired with food. Drink it along side roast chicken, pork chops with applesauce, or squash soup and watch it, and the meal, come to life!