A Cour-Cheverny is always 100% Romorantin, an ancient cousin of Chardonnay brought to the Loire from Bourgogne in the 16th century. Some producing old-vines at Domaine des Huards date back as far 1922. Raised in stainless steel and aged on the lees for one year. Organic/BIO.
A pale to emerald iridescence. Heady and overt; very ’10. But not too serious; less drama and more laughter. The familial resemblance seems closer to wicky Chenin Blanc than Chardonnay: balsam apple, bergemot, honey flowers, just-snuffed-out candle. It grips green (lime) and finishes white (limestone and tuffeau). Concentrated and long. Entirely convincing as a mineral-crusted blanc. This can age. Now – 2018+.