Cour-Cheverny Cuvée Renaissance

2018
France
Loire

100% Romorantin. Cazin's Cour-Cheverny Cuvée Renaissance is made only in certain vintages, when the conditions are right for healthy fruit to be harvested quite late, from the estate's oldest vines (40 to 90 years). The bunches are hand-harvested and pressed directly; the must is fermented in stainless steel tank with native yeasts. The wine is aged on its lees in used 300-liter barrels; it is bottled by gravity without filtration a year after the harvest. There is always some residual sugar, varying with the vintage (30 g/l in 2018), balanced beautifully with Romorantin's naturally high acidity. "Le Petit Chambord" (on every Cazin label) is the historical name of the family property.

 

93 points
"...an absolutely exceptional bottle in the making. This is fairly ripe, coming in at 13.5 percent octane, but has plenty of zesty acidity to add cut and clarity to the wine on the palate. The bouquet is lovely, wafting from the glass in a fine blend of lime, orange, a touch of menthol, wild fennel, lovely minerality, citrus peel and dried flowers. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and laserlike in its focus, with a fine core, snappy acids, lovely complexity and grip and a very, very long and energetic finish. This will age forever, but is already extremely tasty! 2018-2050."
John Gilman,
View From the Cellar
, Issue #77

SKU/Code: 
DB0300-18
Product Line: 
Wine
White
Varietal: 
Romorantin
Farming Type: 
Sustainable