100% Chenin Blanc from Oiron in Deux-Sevres. ‘Petillant Naturelle’ in style: fermented and bottled unfiltered without sulfur dioxide, with second fermentation coming from the natural sugars in the grapes, not added dosage. Raised in cement tanks. Organic/BIO. 2013 release.
A deep straw tinged with bronze. Resonant with a russeted lustre. Deliberate, bold flavors of newton-pippin and ginger-pastille. Demi-sec sweetness. Lively quince and parsnip nuances. Quartzite grip. Convincing at the end, dry and mineralic. These will keep for two years after release. Now – 2015.