Richard Leroy
Les Noëls de Montbenault, 2014

Grower: Richard Leroy
Region: Anjou, Loire, France
Grape Varieties: Chenin Blanc
Viticulture: Organic
Size: 75cl bottle

The vines here are planted in soils developed over the eroded base of an ancient volcano on the plateau of a windy ridge of hills overlooking the river Layon. Harvested from only ripe grapes (any botryitised grapes were individually cut out) and fermented dry, the wine has a sumptuous concentration on the palate, with a hint of quince and a notable mineral (irony) flavour. Rich but balanced and very long on the finish, this is an exceptional win

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