Thursday, August 16, 2018


Most of the white grapes grown in our region are sauvignon blanc. There is some chardonnay, usually used to blend for sparkling wine, and two areas that grow chenin exclusively (Vouvray and Montlouis). But the vast majority is sauvignon.

The grapes are getting that golden yellow quality as they ripen.

I haven't counted, but it seems to me that about half of the grapes in the vineyard parcels around us are planted in sauvignon. There's a small parcel of chardonnay that I know of, and some pineau d'aunis. The rest is red: cabernet, côt, and gamay.

1 comment:

  1. Vouvray someday...but not these since they are chez vous.


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