Jasnières "Les Rosiers," Dom. de Bellivière
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Organic

Jasnières "Les Rosiers," Dom. de Bellivière - 2021

Item # 23137 750mL

A wine of enormous power and finesse, with all the mineral complexity and fruit intensity of the best Loire Chenin. The Les Rosiers cuvée is Domaine de Bellivière's dry Chenin Blanc which is formidable and a great wine you could age. Chill just slightly, decant even and the magic of the Chenin Blanc grape will reveal itself.

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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.


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Staff Pick Notes

Jasnières is my favorite expression of Chenin Blanc in the world. Vouvray gets a lot of love, and deservedly so, but if I really need a bottle to soothe my weary soul, then this is it. Sourced from Domaine de Bellivière's vines that are up to 50 years old, this is fermented in mostly used oak barrels with just one quarter aged in new oak. It is beautifully off-dry, and is just so damn good that I need to wipe tears away every time I taste it. In a world where nature and humanity are in a constant fight for dominance, this collaborative viticultural effort gives me at least a glimpse of hope for a possible future.

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Loire

There’s a lot to remember when it comes to the Loire. Novices, take note: Cabernet Franc is a great alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscadet is unparalleled as a companion to shellfish, and Cour Cheverny is the best white wine appellation you’ve never heard of. As diverse as Loire wines are, one day soon you'll know your Melon de Bourgogne from your Romorantin.

Chenin Blanc

A versatile grape that is grown worldwide, but is most commonly associated with the Loire, California, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand. It produces just about any type of wine you can think of: ageworthy dessert wines; delicious, honeyed dry whites; sparklers; and even bases for fortified wines and spirits. These days, one of the most exciting stories is in South Africa, where newly adopted winemaking technologies have helped a dedicated group of producers to bring the country's dry...

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