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2019 Clos de la Coulaine Château de Pierre Bise

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

These dry Chenins from Domaine de Pierre Bise are an absolute delight and something of a steal. There are definite notes of warm hay, apricot, ripe citrus and just a hint of fennel. In the mouth this wine has drive and intensity, creamy textured with apricot, citrus and toasted cereal, just such a brilliant match for rabbit, guinea fowl, meaty fish or oven roasted squashes. L&S (Oct 2022)

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The 2019 Clos de Coulaine is a succulent, floral style with an element of bruised apple, brine and almonds which leaves a slightly oxidised character. It feels a little tired, but no second bottle was provided. Drinking range: 2022 - 2029 Rating: 89 Rebecca Gibb MW - Vinous.com (Sep 2022)

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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