1. Dr. Helen Savage

    Chenonceaux 2017 Revisited

    By Dr. Helen Savage
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    Chenonceaux 2017 – Revisited   2017 will be remembered in too many parts of France for the severe late April frosts that slashed yields and dashed hopes of a successful season. The western Loire escaped relatively lightly, Touraine was more cruelly exposed to the wide plume of icy Scandinavian air...
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    Chenonceaux: The Cream of Touraine

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    Given the French love of place it was inevitable that smaller, sub-regions should gradually be distinguished within the sprawling appellation of Touraine. Some of these seem to represent little more than local pride, but Chenonceaux represents something special. It is the best wine of the Cher Valley, made on the...