Coteaux-du-Loir L'Effraie 2015

SKU/Code: 
DB8415-15
Product Line: 
White
Varietal: 
Chenin Blanc
Country: 
France
Region: 
Loire
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic
Bellivière

100% Chenin Blanc. L`Effraie or "the owl”--in reference to vineyard inhabitants--comes from 6 parcels of vines generally under 50 years of age, considered “young vines” at Belliviere! Grown in sandy, flinty clay soils with some tuffeau (limestone). Fermented with natural yeasts and aged for minimum of a year in 1-to-3-year old barrels with a small proportion (1/4) of new oak. Each of the parcels is vinified and aged separately and then blended before bottling.

 

 

92 points
"Yellow apple, white ginger and jasmine notes are backed by a juicy quince echo on the finish. Shows vibrant energy throughout. Drink now through 2024."
James Molesworth,
Wine Spectator
, October 31, 2017