Anjou Blanc "L'Ame de Fond", Le Fief Noir
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Anjou Blanc "L'Ame de Fond", Le Fief Noir - 2018

Item # 43929 750mL
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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


Tasting Notes

One of the great, luscious dry Chenin Blancs you must try. This wine is pure joy, fresh, intense and full of character. We think a lot of this is attributed to the 45 year old vines planted in schist soils. Hand-harvested, pressed whole cluster and fermented with indigenous yeasts. Aged mostly in older barrels.


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Staff Pick Notes

Old-vine Chenin Blanc is always something spectacular. In the region of Anjou known as Anjou Noir, the schist soils combine with fissures in the rock base to provide ample space for deep roots to take hold. The 45 year plus age of these durable vines shines through in the wine. The richness and clarity of flavor are opulent yet have a restrained mineral character. There is a first pass before the grapes are hand picked to filter out any botrytized grape, resulting in very ripe yet clean aromas. Honeyed peaches, ginger powder, white pepper, and lovely wet stones are a definite match for many fish, pork, or poultry dishes. Chicken tagine with preserved lemons and green olives would be stunning!

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