SAVENNIÈRES

2016 Clos de la Coulaine Château de Pierre Bise

Grapes Chenin Blanc
Colour White
Origin France, Loire
Sub-district Anjou
Village Savennières
ABV 14%

The Papin's Clos de Coulaine plot is on more mineral soils - sandy with a good schistous element. Slopes face north East here. This gives a lovely, more delicate feel. After tasting the Anjou this is more floral and fine an intense core of citrus and soft fleshed pear, but great spice too. Ginger and white pepper. They like to pick when the grape skins are at their finest/thinnest to max out the flavour - the result is great - not rich, but well textured. Great drive and a glass of wine that gives you lots to think about and huge pleasure to drink. L&S (Jan 2019)

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Wine of the Week Savennières from a favoured vintage and good producer is an absolute treasure – dry and mineral, yet honeyed, especially after a couple of years' age, and always carried by pivotal acidity. The appellation is just west of Angers on schist hills on the north bank of the Loire and 2016 was a year in which frost wreaked havoc, but for the vineyards that were spared it closed on a high with a sunny, warm late summer. The result is intensity of flavour, silky texture, laser-precise acidity (although lower than in some vintages) and signature Loire Chenin Blanc notes of apricot, sweet apple, hay and minerals. It's a riveting aperitif, but the combination of rich fruit and good acidity makes it a match for creamy fish dishes such as fish pie, shellfish such as scallops with, say, lardons or a purée of sweetcorn or petit pois, or roast pork belly, including with apple. It also handles some trickier dishes notably well. Wine of the Week Savennières from a favoured vintage and good producer is an absolute treasure – dry and mineral, yet honeyed, especially after a couple of years' age, and always carried by pivotal acidity. The appellation is just west of Angers on schist hills on the north bank of the Loire and 2016 was a year in which frost wreaked havoc, but for the vineyards that were spared it closed on a high with a sunny, warm late summer. The result is intensity of flavour, silky texture, laser-precise acidity (although lower than in some vintages) and signature Loire Chenin Blanc notes of apricot, sweet apple, hay and minerals. It's a riveting aperitif, but the combination of rich fruit and good acidity makes it a match for creamy fish dishes such as fish pie, shellfish such as scallops with, say, lardons or a purée of sweetcorn or petit pois, or roast pork belly, including with apple. It also handles some trickier dishes notably well. ">Joanna Simon, www.joannasimon.com(Apr 2019)

Château de Pierre Bise

Claude Papin has been joined running this famed estate by his son Rene and the team seem to be seamlessly continuing the great work at the Château de Pierre Bise that has rightfully built their great reputation. They like to focus on getting the ripest and most botrytised grapes possible by harvesting non-stop for two months, fri the sweet wines only taking the rot-affected grapes on each of several passes down each row of vines. For the dry wines they are looking for fully mature polyphenols and thin mature skins to add complexity and a pure intensity. The Labour intensive process continue and also in the winery, in prolonging the fermentations for as long as possible to achieve the greatest purity and freshness of expression in the wines. (If you ask Claude he will explain that it is all to do with the correct polymerisation of the polyphenols). In doing this he completely avoids the wet-sheep smell that dogs many Chenin wines in the Loire, and produces a range of wines from different terroirs which are among the great sweet wines of the world at some of the lowest prices for this style.

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