Arista Wine Cellars

Wine of the Week

Wine of the Week for January 21st, 2020

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!