@Delectable Wine this is the Friuliano.
Pop and pour yesterday. Lime, lanolin, sea salt, a touch of oxidation...lovely aromatics, leaning in a, say, Savennieres direction. On the palate: fantastic acidity, lemon, sea salt, a hint of oxidative character...nice density and a tangy, salty finish. — 7 months ago
Really like this Wine, tasting ‘17 & ‘18 together, ‘17 notes. The Baumard family growing the noble Chenin at Rochefort in the Anjou for centuries, in 1953 they acquired a vineyard in the Quarts de Chaume, & in 1968, purchased acreage in Savennieres. Straw with full fruit and light spice aromas. On the palate ripe apple, pear & melon, complex, with vivid acidity. Lingering, ending with mineral and sweet honey character. Wow. A white that should age well. Had ‘16 a while ago, and also great! — a year ago
Vintage 2008 | how old is this wine, I asked my not completely inexperienced wife… she smelled, looked at the colour and said: 8 years. But as we know Chenin Blanc can age effortless for many years. Looking at the colour does not say much. This Savennieres is fourteen years old. In excellent condition, crisp and vivid. Multi layered smell with hay, impressions of citrus, mango, stone fruit, minerals. Very refined bitters and great balance. True to type. Lovely. Paired with dim sum and stir-fried Asian vegetables. — 2 months ago
I love most every Savennieres for the steely straight face, sometimes with a smirk. A mix of silvers and yellows and greens - silver skinned with little flecks of gold.
These are sturdy whites I like to drink at cellar temp, warm so they don’t condense on the glass. That’s when the tropical fruits come alive.
Aromas here are lemon poppyseed coffee cake with passion fruit syrup. Starfruit and popcorn kernel. Tingly acid daggers in the sides of your tongue. Big long lasting flavors of lime blossom and spiced baked apple. — 8 months ago