2017 Les Faraunieres
Stephane's Anjou Blanc comes from 1.4 hectares of 100 year old Chenin Blanc planted in schistous soil with yellow clay and quartz.
The wine goes through malolactic in barrel and finishes with a pH of 3.10 to 3.15. The wine is aged for approximately 18 months in oak (30% new) on its lees without being touched. This is a beauty and is further testament to the greatness of Chenin in this part of France, these are every bit as captivating as great white burgundy and will age much longer. This has a bright citric, floral nose, with a superbly managed gentle reduction in the background. It's a wine with layers and depth and one to ponder. There is an enticing energy to the palate, which goes on to display a strident and minerally backbone. Underpinning this there is laser fresh acidity, a fine concentration and a exciting, vivacious mid-palate. Superb and already a big cult wine with the Sommeliers in France.