F & L ‘La Croix Picot’, AOC Savennières 2017

F & L ‘La Croix Picot’, AOC Savennières 2017

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The Savennières AOC is situated just south of Angers and it’s 150 hectares of vines stretch across the slopes with southern exposure on the right bank of the Loire River. Here, Philip Fournier and his son Julien continue a winemaking tradition that began in these vineyards more than 800 years ago. Due to the soil quality combined with the mesoclimatic influence of the Loire, this small appellation produces the driest and fullest Chenin Blanc of the region. Further, this charming white has spent about twelve months in neutral barrels to add complexity and to round out its bright acidity.

It is showing plenty of ripe orchard fruits on the palate with citrus, minerality, honeysuckles and a touch of hazelnut. This is a structured wine with salty minerality and lasting length. Although it’s ready to drink now, like most Savennières, this bottle is an age-worthy wine that will develop further over next five years. It will develop notes of bees wax, honey and additional nutty flavours.

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