2018 Damien Laureau Savennieres Les GenetsChenin Blanc from France
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From vineyards clustered around the Moulin de Beaupréau at the far northern edge of the appellation, Damien sources the fruit for his Savennière Les Genêts. This is a light san...
- 94 Rebecca Gibb MW - Vinous Media
94 Rebecca Gibb MW - Vinous Media
If you're looking for a bold Chenin, the 2018 Les Genets is not it - and it's all the better for it. A rather quiet and tender wine with a subtle, refined nose of apples, Brazil nuts, almond macaroon and florals. While round, there's a sense of calm, purity and no heaviness. The gentle embrace of phenolics is so delicate that it leaves a gently satisfying texture throughout the mouth. There's a fine flush of acidity on the finish. Ends as it began, with calm and tranquility. -- Rebecca Gibb MW
From vineyards clustered around the Moulin de Beaupréau at the far northern edge of the appellation, Damien sources the fruit for his Savennière Les Genêts. This is a light sandy terroir of schist and phtanite making for a more approachable style of Savennière. It is aged in 400L French oak barrels for 12 months then 4-6 months in tank before bottling.
94 - Rebecca Gibb MW - Vinous Media
|Taste||honeysuckle, quince, melon and cantaloupe|
|Nose||honeydew, iodine, grass, citrus, melon and kiwi|