Hervé Villemade "What's up " NV

Blend of Chardonnay / Chenin blanc / Menu Pineau
A sparkling - traditional method white wine from the Loire region of France.

Round & mineral. Biscuit & slate.

Tasting Notes

What’s up from Hervé Villemade is a lovely pétnat with a fine beam.

On the nose it is full, round and mineral. It shows notes of biscuit and quince, slate and brioche.

The mouth is smooth and round almost sweet.

The finish is very nice and round.

Score 92

My score / points

Hervé Villemade "What's up " NV
What's up (NV) Review
Estate making What's up Estate Hervé Villemade
What's up  (NV) Label What's up
Style of What's up Style White & Sparkling - Traditional Method
Country of Hervé Villemade Country France
Region of Hervé Villemade Region Loire
Grape blend of What's up Grapes Chardonnay, Chenin blanc, Menu Pineau
Vintage of What's up Vintage NV
My review of What's up Points

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Green-skinned grape variety used in wine production

Chardonnay is a grape variety with a green skin that is used to make white wine. The grape variety originated in eastern France’s Burgundy wine region, but it is now grown all over the world, from England to New Zealand. Growing Chardonnay is seen as a rite of passage for new and emerging wine regions, as well as an easy entry into the international wine market.

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Chenin blanc


Chenin blanc is a white wine grape variety native to France’s Loire Valley. Because of its high acidity, it can be used to make anything from sparkling wines to well-balanced dessert wines, but if the vine’s natural vigor is not regulated, it can produce very bland, neutral wines. It can be found in most New World wine regions outside of the Loire; it is the most commonly planted variety in South Africa, where it was previously known as Steen. The grape may have been one of the first to be planted in South Africa by Jan van Riebeeck in 1655, or it may have arrived with Huguenots fleeing France after the Edict of Nantes was revoked in 1685. Chenin blanc was also often misidentified in Australia, making tracing its early history difficult. C. Waterhouse was rising Steen at Highercombe in Houghton, South Australia, by 1862, and it may have been introduced in James Busby’s collection of 1832.

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