Brendan Stater-West Saumur Blanc Les Chapaudaises 2017

Synopsis, Our Opinion: An easy drinking white wine.

Producer/Winery: Brendan Stater-West; Bizay, France.

Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Saumur; Anjou-Saumur; Loire Valley, France.

Vintage: 2017

Price: $41.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Quiche with ham, broccoli, onions and cheddar cheese.


    Chilled before drinking. Crystal clear, light oat straw color. Faint whiffs of barnyard and apple aromas with hints of bread yeast in the background. Fresh, dry and delicate mouthfeel, light body and a 100-grit texture. Quite flavorful with apple dominating followed by an abundance of tart quince. Only medium acidity, but with a nice freshness followed by a very long apple and mineral tasting finish. Not a complex wine, but it’s a WOW easy drinking fresh Chenin Blanc. In a nutshell this was a laid-back and tenuous wine that was delicious, but lacked the strong Chenin Blanc characteristics we expected. In the end we called it an easy drinking white wine.

    Brendan Stater-West in his vineyard
    Photo from Advintage Distributing


Alcohol Content: 12.5%

Closure: Aluminum covered 50mm natural cork.

UPC Code: 3 554770 101704

Imported by: Advintage Distributing; Ladson, South Carolina.