2016, Domaine de la Bergerie, Anjou Blanc, Les Pierres Girard, Chenin Blanc, $19.99
The Guégniard family crafts just about every shade and style of Chenin, and, having tried the majority of them, we can confidently state not a single one has a loose end or imperfection. These are meticulously crafted, ridiculously pure wines, and today’s “Les Pierres Girard” is the greatest value of them all. Just look at the specs: inimitable schist soils from the Central Loire; organic farming; traditional winemaking in neutral French oak; and a jaw-dropping expression of bone-dry, superbly expressive Chenin Blanc for a price that seems unjust to the winemaker. This sub-$25 stunner will age beautifully, match perfectly with winter fare, and stand up to countless main courses. You simply cannot go wrong with this mouthwatering Loire value!