Jasnières "Cuvée du Silex," Pascal Janvier
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Organic

Jasnières "Cuvée du Silex," Pascal Janvier - 2018

Item # 29889 750mL
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Jasnières
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Production Methods

Organic

Organic

Practicing Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


Tasting Notes

This "Cuvée du Silex" is the reserve bottling of Pascal Janvier. The soils are flint-dominated and the resulting minerality is astounding. This is made from Chenin Blanc and comes from the tiny appellation of Jasnières due north of Vouvray. An unctuous white that's full of raw honey, chamomile, and white flowers. Delicious and supple, and an excellent companion to soft and hard cheeses.


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Staff Pick Notes

Drool-worthy, Enchanting, Voluptuous! Jasnières is a small Loire appellation located 50 km north of Tours. This almost off-dry expression of Chenin Blanc is made by butcher-turned-winemaker Pascal Janvier. Not exactly a mash-up between Vouvray and Savennières, but close. Flinty and crisp, redolent of ripe peaches dripping with icy cold juice, honeycomb flecks, white roses and the freshness of clear spring water over smooth white stones lets this gorgeous wine shine on it's own. Pairings: spicy coconut curry, smoked trout with horseradish cream, Persian koo koo and rose water-scented tadig.

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