Domaine Filliatreau “Linnea” Saumur Blanc 2016

Domaine Filliatreau
Fanciful Name: Linnea
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2016
Country of Origin: France
Retail Price: $16.99

Tasting Notes: 100% chenin blanc from 25-plus-year-old vines grown on the Filliatreau Family Estate. Fermented and aged in stainless steel with a short maceration on the skins. A bouquet of melon, pear, peach and a wisp of anise leads to those flavors on the palate with crisp, lively acidity and a hint of minerality on the lengthy finish. The wine is totally dry, though really shows lovely ripe fruit. It’s a great example of Loire chenin blanc that will complement seafood, cream sauces and milder Oriental cuisine. It’s also a perfect aperitif!
Domaine Filliatreau “Linnea” Saumur Blanc 2016