Right off the bat you'll detect that this Loire Valley sparkler is not Chardonnay; it's Chenin Blanc—you can tell from the yellow color and the unusual nose that's both meaty and toasty. Interesting across the palate, with notes of papaya, pear and green herbs. Hefty and smoky at the end, with a fat mouthfeel.
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Spanish and South American Editor
Reviews wines from Argentina, Chile and Spain.
Michael Schachner is a New York-based journalist specializing in wine, food and travel. His articles appear regularly in Wine Enthusiast,
where he is a longstanding contributing editor responsible for South America and Spain. Schachner reviews more than 2,000 wines annually for WE
and regularly travels to Chile, Argentina and Spain to keep abreast of the constantly changing global wine map.