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Magazine Archives: June 15, 2010

The Loire’s Sweet Savior

Chenin Blanc redeems the difficult 2007 vintage, while quality improves in ’08 and ’09
James Molesworth
Issue: June 15, 2010


France's Loire Valley, a long, sprawling region with myriad grape varieties and appellations, has been as inconsistent in recent vintages as it is diverse. Each of the trio of vintages that followed the excellent 2005 harvest offers only pockets of success. Thankfully, the strong 2009 vintage is waiting in the wings.


For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands May 25, 2010.


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