The Aubance is part of the network of small rivers that eventually flows into the Loire in Anjou. The appellation produces gently sweet wines like this one, from Chenin Blanc. This is as much fresh as sweet, with light ripe apple flavors and pear juice acidity. Drink now, but it is worth aging over five years.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.