De Maison Selections, Chapel Hill NC.
From eighty year old vines in a sheltered, riverside site of eroded orthogneiss and schist. Thirty months on the lees.
Yellow-gold. Secondary notes of toasted barley and ocean-front caramel to the lush yellow ripeness of ’05. Face cream, hawthorn, and iron ore with a pronounced grip and saltiness. Textural for Muscadet. Long and ashen at the end. Now – 2020+.