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2016 La Grange Aux Belles Fragile loire valley, france
$50

100% Chenin Blanc.
Grapes from multiple plots – only the best, most golden grapes are rigorously selected and sorted. Direct press, then fermentation and aging in old barrels. It's hard to beat Chenin from Anjou - that schist does something magic. And here we have tautness, tension and terroir. Focused and clean, where the fruit takes backstage to the high intensity minerality. Then in the background you have lemon, lime, apple, and a touch of honey – but everything is very subtle and gentle… Fragile if you like… Gentle texture, slight honeyed notes with apples, white flowers, nectarines and medium acidity. And then the tension! Last sip you get more fresh lime notes. Absolutely delicious. Stays open for days too.

Origin loire valley, france
Year 2016
Varietal chenin blanc
Style fresh & alive