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(2016) I love the peach and nectarine downy and delicate aromatics of this wine, glistening with dew=drop freshness. On the palate a little hint of something flinty, but also of the passionfruit exoticism and indeed, a touch of nettle, pressing all the Sauvignon buttons is a beautifully clear and dry, restrained yet welcoming style. Truly lovely stuff, but unfortunately out of stock with FVD at time of review, so I have included a wine-searcher link to find other stockists.
(2015) Farming with "as organic an approach to viticulture as the climate allows," this is Loire Sauvignon Blanc from an appellation near Sancerre, where vineyards are planted on similar Kimmeridgian clay soils. The nose does have a punch of gooseberry and nettles, leafy green herbs, but also a lightly creamy lime fruit quality and just hints of the tropical. In the mouth the fruit is abundantly ripe and sweet, washing across the tongue quite luxuriously, though the steely and salty lick of the acidity balances the long finish. Very stylish.
(2013) Fresher and racier than the delicious Pouilly-Fumé from Jean Vincent also shown, there's a little green and herbaceous note, but plenty of cool apple fruit and just a hint of honey. Punchier in the mouth, with a grippy, racy zestiness, good length and plenty of intensity to the flavour.
(2013) 100% organic Chenin Blanc from Vouvray in the Loire Valley, this pale coloured wine has instant mountain-stream freshness, with delicate notes of apple, blossom and citrus. There's a hint of grassiness too. On the palate it is lemony fresh, but really quite intense, the merest hint of being off-dry soon swept up in a cleansing minerality. What lovely, keen and intelligent summer in the garden stuff with just 12.5% alcohol, but I can imagine this with Chinese and Thai food too.
(2010) Vines are 20 years old for this wine which is grassy and herbal, but also an underlying sense of ripeness. Pithy, dry, a great grapefruity tang extending the finish with fabulous length and precision. Plenty of fruit but intellectual structure too and needs food.
(1999) Nutty, nettly nose with very crisp apple fruit. On the palate there is more of the same, but a pleasing autolysis rounds it out and the finish is quite savoury.
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