A sparkling blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that spent 3 years on the lees with a low dosage. An attractive nose of brioche, toast, citrus, orange peel and bright apple-mineral notes. A fairly robust mousse with citrus, grapefruit and toasty, mellow flavours through a long finish.
Deliciously rich and deep, ripe and bold, with a complex mix of currant, wild berry and blackberry flavours; big fruit-laden tannins, but still vibrant and fresh. Ribs and BBQ.
Very pale. Honey, clover flower, dry stone and hints of tropical fruits. The sharp acidity is matched by a thick, fat mid-palate that coats the mouth. It ends on a powerful, warm finish of great length. Savennières is a tiny appellation that provides some of the best expressions of the Chenin Blanc grape.
Ruby/purple. Sweet fruit and spicy oak. Soft attack, more sweet red fruits in the mouth. Slightly rustic with dry tannins. Finish is a bit short. Drink up.
The amber tawny colour is a delight to admire, along with its complex bouquet of spice, jam, nuts and hints of orange. The rich palate with concentrated flavours of Fig Newton, raisin, toffee and roasted nuts lead to a long, mellow, spice-laden finish. A pleasure to sip, particularly at a cool cellar temperature.
The nose shows loam, black cherry, field raspberry, violets, cassis and savoury spices. The beauty of this wine really emerges on the palate with darker fruits, smoke, mushrooms, dried savoury spices, liquorice and layers of complexity that is all held together by a firm bed of tannins and oak. Lay it down for a few years.