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2016 Savennières ‘Clos de la Marche’, Domaine de Petit Métris, Loire

£17.25 inc. VAT

A wonderful example of wild Chenin Blanc with real minerality and restrained fruit. Medium-bodied with classic honeyed and almond aromas, the palate has a rich, lush texture with clean flavours of green apples, pears and marzipan. It is complex and refreshing with good length on the finish. A serious food wine that is good with Roast chicken, grilled chicken with a creamy morel sauce, crab salad and goats cheese. We seriously can’t get enough of this wine!

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Chenin Blanc lovers should snap up this wild white wine gem from the Loire Valley. The vineyards cover 30 hectares with 72% Chenin Blanc, 15% Cabernet Franc, 10% Grolleau and some Gamay and Chardonnay. The yields are extremely low, the grapes are picked and sorted several times in order to keep only the best berries to produce the wine. The vineyards are ideally situated facing south and south -west, along a well sheltered slope with the primary rock close to the surface with a shallow top soil. La Fougeraie and Clos de la Marche are the two Savennières vineyards and they are vinified separately in order to retain and express each vineyard’s own character. The wine was aged on its lees for 8 months, partly in steel and partly in oak. Domaine de Petit Métris are big on their sustainable farming.

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