Château Pierre-Bise Coteaux du Layon – Beaulieu Les Rouannières 2018


100% Chenin Blanc, the Rouannieres is made in 50% stainless steel tank and 50% old oak barrels. Aromatically it present an array of nicely concentrated and dried fruits, with a little caramelisation wrapped around the edges. The palate feels pure, concentrated as suggested by the nose, but also tense and correct, with a lovely balance of caramelised orchard fruits, praline and toasted nuts on one side, countered by delightfully fresh acidity on the other, giving it a very fine sense of poise. Very impressive, deliciously balanced, long and pithy with phenolic energy in the finish.

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Producer: Château Pierre-Bise
Region: France, Loire Valley, Anjou
Provenance: ex Château
Vintage: 2018
Variety: Chenin Blanc
Volume: 500ml bottle
Organic Status: Biodynamic
Description: Les  Rouannières terroir is largely of volcanic spilite, a rock known locally as pierre bise and which is embodied not only in the name of Claude’s domaine but also in the name of the hamlet.  Claude and his sons utilise a mix of 400-litre barrels and stainless steel cuves.   Elevage lasts just ten months in barrel, before being bottled with residual sugar at 145 g/l.

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