2016 Vouvray “Le Portail”Champalou
France | Loire
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Saint-Chinian is an unforgiving place. In the summer, the sun beats down on the steep hillsides while violent winds thunder through, overpowering all but the most tenacious shrubbery. The soil, a mix of marl and limestone, is scattered with jagged rocks that are in no way welcoming. Amid all this desolation lies Mas Champart, where the charming Isabelle and Matthieu Champart have somehow coaxed this landscape into producing one of the most elegant white wines of the south of France. Generous yet restrained, it shows layers of creaminess and tender, honeyed fruit, with pretty floral tones leading to a clean minerally finish. It will warm you up on a cold winter day just as well as it refreshes in the heat of summer. Their passion to create a great dry white is inspiring.
|Blend:||50% Marsanne & Roussanne, 20% Grenache blanc, 15% Roussette, et al.|
|Winemaker:||Isabelle & Mathieu Champart|
|Vineyard:||20 years, 16 ha total|
|Aging:||Aged in barrel and tank, on fine lees, with light stirring, for 11 months|
Château La Roque France | Languedoc-Roussillon | Languedoc Pic Saint Loup
A good doctor prescribed the wine of Nuits-Saint-Georges to the Sun King, Louis XIV, when he suffered an unknown maladie. When the king’s health was restored the tasty remedy enjoyed a vogue at court. Lord, send me a doctor like that!
Inspiring Thirst, page 117
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