La Perlée 2017
A Wine That
reaffirms why so many sommeliers feel that Chenin is Queen of the White Wines. With its salty tang and muscular structure, this is a wine to be reckoned with. Looking to impress someone? This bottle will do that for you.
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- Winemaker: Sylvain Dittiere
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.