2019 Savennieres L'Alliance, Damien Laureau

This is a new cuvée in 2019 made from young vines across three parcels, all of which Damien has planted himself. They have all been pruned in the goblet fashion, which encourages small bunches to ripen: Damien is seeking an intensity of flavour. This wine has a lovely white fruit, floral character in its maiden vintage. It has Savennières’s structure, but with some pretty fruit, meaning it avoids seeming austere in its youth.

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  • Region & country
    Savennières, Anjou-Saumur, Loire, France
  • Grape
    Chenin Blanc
  • Maturity
    Ready 2021 - 2028
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  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
2019 Savennieres L'Alliance, 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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