Hervé Villemade Cheverny: A Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay Blend That Works

Posted on: February 23rd, 2016 by

This is wine number two enjoyed at The Four Horseman in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I’m a huge, enormous fanboy when it comes to the wines of France’s Loire Valley, but I must admit to not having a lot of wines from the Cheverny region. Defintely nowhere nearly as well known as, say, Muscadet or Sancerre. But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth a gander!

Hervé Villemade ChevernyHervé Villemade Cheverny Blanc

This wine from an overlooked nook of the Loire Valley is also a blend of two grapes you certainly see on their own but rarely together. I’m not sure why that is. Maybe Sauvignon Blanc (70%) and Chardonnay (30%) hanging out in the same bottle is a bit of a head-scratcher? No matter. It makes for a dang refreshing and fun white wine to drink. And, forgive me for not making a note of the vintage, but this is a wine that you want to drink young. For a Sauvignon Blanc-heavy blend, it was noteworthy for not being super-aggressive and searing on the palate. Deft stuff.

Check out the first wine I enjoyed at The Four Horsement: a fizzy delight from an unusual grape.

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