2016 Vouvray “Le Portail”Champalou
France | Loire
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Standoffish at first, this beastly Bandol may strike you as tough and untamable, but offer it a few deep breaths in a decanter, and its demeanor will soften, exhaling cool notes of eucalyptus and fresh fennel as it cozies up to you.
|Blend:||80% Mourvèdre, 15% Grenache, 5% Cinsault|
|Producer:||Domaine du Gros ‘Noré|
For the wines that I buy I insist that the winemaker leave them whole, intact. I go into the cellars now and select specific barrels or cuvées, and I request that they be bottled without stripping them with filters or other devices. This means that many of our wines will arrive with a smudge of sediment and will throw a more important deposit as time goes by, It also means the wine will taste better.
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