2016 Savennières Le Bel Ouvrage, Damien Laureau

This parcel is one of Damien’s most prized sites, with rhyolite soil (he is very precise when it comes to describing the geology here) that is a “hot” soil, giving greater maturity than the schist soils across most of the appellation where tension is the signature. This is rich, creamy, supple, peachy, and structured. With a few years in bottle this wine is hitting its stride. Apricots and mango are intensely entwined with the punchy acidity, giving this wine dramatic drive.

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Case, 6 Bottles
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  • Region & country
    Savennières, Anjou-Saumur, Loire, France
  • Grape
    Chenin Blanc
  • Maturity
    Ready 2021 - 2030
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2016 Savennières Le Bel Ouvrage, Damien Laureau
Damien Laureau

Damien is a rising star in the Loire valley, but he’s not a local; his father was a cereal farmer near Versailles. Damien started his career working for his uncle, farming pears alongside a few hectares of vines. He now works with only 8.5 hectares in Savennières, the size he believes is best for his methods. Damien ploughs some of his vineyards with horses, harvests by hand, uses natural yeasts and minimal sulphur, and makes wines of striking character. He is one to watch.

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