The production of wine in Anjou relies almost entirely on Chenin Blanc

april 07 2011


Anjou is currently one of the most vibrant wine areas in France.  No longer regarded as a region of cheap rosé and over-sulfured whites.  The demise of the love affair with rosé caused a revaluation of the area’s wine -producing abilities and a new generation of winemakers have rediscovered the habit of making great white wines while the relatively new red appellations are now making superb progress with many award winning wines being produced, ranging from elegant, ‘taffeta’ wines to great, new-world type blockbusters.  The rosé is still here of course but the rosé in the region has always been much better than the great tidal wave of cheaply produced plonk which flooded the markets of  Northern Europe  and America in the sixties and seventies.


“La Perriére” is located in the sub-region known as the Coteaux du Layon which is also the name of a appellation for superb sweet wine, which, in my own and in the opinion of many  wine writers, is amongst the great sweet wines of the world.  And for a  price a Sauterne producer would laugh  at.



Anjou is one of the few wine regions in France where exports of wine are increasing  and whilst not without its problems, it is clear that the vast potential of its vineyards will ensure its future, at a time when the wine industry in general is becoming more and more competetive.  Perhaps it is indicitive that when the famous movie star, Gerard

Depardieu was looking for somewhere to produce wine he chose Anjou, in a village not far from La Perriéré, Tigné.  He explained that he thought the potential in Anjou  was the greatest in France.




The production of wine in Anjou relies almost entirely on Chenin plus some Chardonnay  for  white wine and Cabernet Franc plus some Cabernet Sauvignon and Grollou  for the reds and  rosés.


The great white’s are almost all  100% Chenin. Not an easy  grape to handle, Chenin nevertheless is capable of producing, in the experienced hands of the vigerons of Anjou, some of the greatest dry  and sweet wines in the world.  Whites have been made in Anjou for centuries and therefore it is not surprising that the habit of making superb wine was easily  rediscovered after Anjou’s almost obsessive flirtation with rosés was over  The reds are, surprisingly, relatively new, and are still in a settling down process with the effect that the aficionado of Anjou  reds can find a whole range of tastes and styles to satisfy their palettes.



Wine lover’s choice – Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar – for the most impressive and practical wine list in the Philippines, over 2700 selections, enough to satisfy the most fastidious connoisseurs.  Wine lovers and gourmand foodies from Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Korea and Malaysia dine at Yats Restaurant & Wine Bar when they visit Philippines and bring home some rare vintage wines too.


An excellent wine list is not just about 1st growth and cult Cabernet but a seemingly unending selection of affordable aged vintage wines that are not available anywhere else, not even in the best wine shops around town.  Yats Restaurant has just that.


Visitors to Clark Philippines and Angeles City no longer suffer from lack of choices for places to eat out or wine and dine.  Clark Philippines reviewed over 50 establishments and came up with three top choices in guide to best restaurant in Clark Freeport


Clark Philippines lists Top Three Restaurants in the Clark Freeport Zone and Angeles City areas of Philippines Pampanga province.  Clark Freeport is a bustling new cosmopolitan city complete with its own Clark International Airport.

Topping the list is the famous fine-dining Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar located inside Mimosa Leisure Estate of Philippines Clark Freeport.



This restaurant in Pampanga Philippines is highly recommended by food critics and frequent diners in Manila as a place to wine and dine in Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone.  Although it is a famous fine dining restaurant with an award winning 3000-line restaurant wine list, Yats Restaurant is also a popular restaurant for family with children.  Aside from French Mediterranean haute cuisine, this restaurant also serves healthy food and the best vegetarian cuisines in the Philippines.



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Getting to this fine dining restaurant of Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga Philippines

How to get to this fine-dining restaurant in Clark Philippines?  Once you get to Clark Freeport, go straight until you hit Mimosa.  After you enter Mimosa, stay on the left on Mimosa Drive, go past the Holiday Inn and Yats Restaurant (green top, independent 1-storey structure) is on your left.  Just past the Yats Restaurant is the London Pub.



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