Decomposing blue and red schist with very little top soil. The wine spends 2 years in old oak barrels, and a further year in tank, en masse. White florals, confit fruits, brioche, apple strudel, pine resin. Fine, long, intense, almost tannic mouthfeel, complex and balanced. “Is this not a Grand Vin de Meursault !” said one companion, tasting it blind. This wine certainly has no reason to hide from any lineup of the world’s greatest white wines. - Charlie Simpson
In 2000, Loïc Mahé decided to make wine, and being a fan of Chenin Blanc, went straight for the top. He managed to buy a plot in what is perhaps the most highly prised Chenin Blanc appellation in the world, Savennières… only problem was, there were no vines in the ground! So he planted. Now reaching maturity, these are his treasures. He has also purchased different old vineyards around Savennières, including the perfectly situated Chateau la Franchaie, where he now vinifies all his wines.
Everything is about life and vines here. The domaine has been managed Biodynamically since the start, and winemaking is very instinctive, with the only additions being minimal doses of SO2. Loïc makes Chenin Blanc of remarkable power, richness and flavor. There is a lot of complexity in the glass, firmly in the golden honey style Chenin, but not missing that great and refreshing Biodynamic acidity to keep you sipping. - Importer Note
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