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2015 Savennières “Cuvée Spéciale”

Château d'Épiré

2015 Savennières “Cuvée Spéciale” Château d'Épiré - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant



Epiré launched their Cuvée Spéciale in 1984, when Kermit begged them to keep some of their old demi-muids for an exclusive U.S. bottling that would effectively keep alive the vanishing tradition of aging Savennières in wood. So here it is, folks—Chenin Blanc grown on schist from the estate’s best vineyards, aged in a medley of neutral 550-liter chestnut and acacia barrels, bottled unfiltered. It has ample body, nerve, and plenty of length on the palate, with suggestions of fractured stone and nuts—that’s terroir and tradition in one tasty bottle.
Anthony Lynch


  • Vintage 2015
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Blend Chenin Blanc
  • Appellation Savennières
  • Country France
  • Region Loire
  • Vineyard Planted in 1989, 1.5 ha
  • Soil Schist
  • Winemaker Luc Bizard
  • Aging Ages for about 6 months sur lie in very old chestnut demi-muids
  • Farming Lutte Raisonnée
  • Production 4000 cases
  • Alcohol 13.5%

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