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La Perlée 2018

£42.00

A Wine That

is striking full of energy, literally. Ever wondered what happens when they say ‘match made in heaven’? Sylvain and Pauline may have found that perfect match, using Chenin Blanc from the limestone rich parcel ‘La Perlée’ within the renowned area of Saumur, Loire. Matchsticks, hazelnuts, smokey as if you’re drinking Mezcal Margaritas. This drinks like a Punk brother of the Puligny Montrachet’s or Meursault’s of this world. 

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  • Winemaker: Sylvain Dittiere
La Perlée - 2017
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France
Loire

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12.5%

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White

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75cl

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8-12°C

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Organic

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Sandy Clay-Silt
Limestone

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Chenin Blanc

Where and How?

This is organically grown Chenin Blanc from the site named La Perlée, the soils of which are sandy clay-silt on limestone. The wine is pressed directly and fermented naturally, before being aged on the lees for two years. Bottled unfined and unfiltered, with minimal sulphites.

The Winemaker: Sylvain Dittiere

Arriving at Sylvain’s cellar mid-harvest is like arriving at an intense study group, but with wine bottles instead of books. Fellow winemakers and interns are visiting him, wine from several different vintages is being poured free-flow, and at least three conversations are occurring at any given moment in time.
You get a strong sense of passing the baton; the baton in question being winemaking know-how, learnt from many years of working with winemakers throughout France and carrying out experiments. As we sit down to chat with him, we have two young woman winemakers on either side who are getting the opportunity to learn, just like he once did.

 

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