Domaine des Terres Blanches, Petillant Naturelle Ancestral Non Vintage

Terres Blanches Ancestral NV #1

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.

Terres Blanches Ancestral NV

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