What is Savennières?
A. An appellation in Bordeaux where semillon and sauvignon blanc grapes are grown
B. An historic style of sweet wine made in the Côte Chalonnaise
C. An appellation in the Loire Valley where chenin blanc grapes are grown
D. An appellation in the Loire Valley where sauvignon blanc grapes are grown
Made in the middle Loire Valley, in a tiny area just south of the city of Angers, Savennières (sa-vin-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.