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The Trouble with Terroir: Two vines, two wines

“Terroir” in winemaking refers to the natural environment in which grapes are grown. Some people believe terroir has a huge impact on the quality of wine, while others are suspicious of this notion. Chip and Lainie talk terroir and sip two Loire Valley Sauvignon Blancs by Benoit Chauveau: Coteaux de Giennois Calcaire 2019 & Benoit Chauveau Coteaux de Giennois Silex 2019.

Incidentally, if you are interested in learning more about where your wine comes from, The World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson (pictured above) is a worthy investment.

Coteaux de Giennois Calcaire 2019 & Benoit Chauveau Coteaux de Giennois Silex 2019

Wines: Coteaux de Giennois Calcaire 2019 & Benoit Chauveau Coteaux de Giennois Silex 2019
Producer: Benoit Chauveau, Domaine Chauveau
Country of origin: France
Vintage: 2019
Wine type: White
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Cost: We paid $32 for the two wines through Last Bottle, a company that sells discounted wines online. You may not be able to find this pricing elsewhere.

Disclosure: We purchased this wine ourselves through Last Bottle. This post does contain affiliate links from Last Bottle & Amazon: If you make a purchase through these links, we may receive a credit or commission.

 
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