Jasnières Les Rosiers 2015

SKU/Code: 
DB0547-15
Product Line: 
White
Varietal: 
Chenin Blanc
Country: 
France
Region: 
Loire
Farming Type: 
Organic
Bellivière

100% Chenin Blanc. Les Rosiers is a wine assembled from several parcels of vines ranging from 10-50 years, planted on flinty, clay-limestone soils rich in tuffeau (the local, very soft 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. This Bellivière tends to read as the driest on the palate, though it does not lack for residual sugar (25 grams/liter in 2015, a particularly ripe vintage); the acidity and minerailty balance out the potential sweetness and give structure to the wine.

 

 

92 points
"Ripe and juicy, with tasty ginger, yellow apple, anise, star fruit and quince flavors mixed together and driving through a honeysuckle-infused finish. Drink now through 2022."
James Molesworth,
Wine Spectator
, October 31, 2017