What is Savennières?

A. A historic style of sweet wine made in Mâconnais

B. An appellation in France where sauvignon blanc grapes are grown

C. A white grape variety grown in Jura, France

D. An appellation in France where chenin blanc grapes are grown


Made in the middle of the Loire Valley, Savennières (pronounced sa-ven-YARE) is a densely flavored dry white wine made from chenin blanc grapes. The best Savennières wines have such intensity, grip, minerality, and taut acidity that they can be aged for decades. Savennières is terrific with dishes full of vegetables, as well as with seafood.

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