Domaine Bobinet Les Gruches 2015
- Rated 4.5 stars
- Saumur, Loire
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: September 21, 2017
- Last modified: September 21, 2017
Sebastien and Emeline Bobinet are in high demand for their low-interventionist wines (all the rage in Paris, London and the like), so to have a few cases on our shores is a big win. Stock up! The couple organically farm 7 ha in Saumur (along with their horse plow) and with vines ranging from 25-80 years of age. Wild yeast-fermented, sans additives, and aged in old 300 litre wood before being bottled unfined and unfiltered, this lays on a clay and herbal base, creamy with wild herbs and a cut of anise. Very light waxy, hazelnut, yellow plum throughout the flow to the pithy finish. This lacks Chenin's shearing cut of acid, but shows up with a honeyed, dense form to impress.