Branchereau Chenin Blanc Espirit 2021
ripe melon, golden delicious apple, peach pit, and lemon drop
The Branchereau family have been making wine on their property, Domaine des Forges, for over a century. Located in France’s Loire Valley, the domaine is spread across 120 acres, and contains parcels in many of the Valley’s most prestigious appellations including Savennières and the Quarts de Chaume Grand Cru. However, between all of these high-end bottlings the family also produces a delicious, everyday example of Chenin Blanc, sourced from younger vine plantings and vinified in an easy-drinking, fruit-forward style.
When you open this wine, you will want to serve it well chilled, around 40-45 degrees. Drink now through 2024 with Easter staples like shepherd’s pie or honey baked ham, as well as goat cheese salads or Thai cuisine.