Domaine Langlois-Chateau Saumur 2016
- Rated 3.5 stars
- Very Good
- Saumur, Loire Valley
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: August 17, 2018
- Last modified: August 17, 2018
The domaine has been actively growing vines and producing wines from their clay/chalk soils since 1885. The Chenin in this cuvee, which comes from Bron and St-Florent in Saumur, was fermented cold and matured on fine lees for 4 months in barrel, with regular battonage. Lime sherbet leads, giving this a sharp, acerbic edge from the start — even more than Chenin normally carries. Lemon/lime, white cherry, yogurt, verbena and greengage carry a Chenin waxy weight (and a bump of RS) but green apple tartness and stony, tight texture. Not pretty, but distinctive. Asparagus omelette, arugula salad or sardines on toast are looking for this.