Savennières Les Vieux Clos

2017

From 5.5 hectares on east-facing hillside slopes; the vines are just over 20 years old. The soil is mostly schist with some quartz and very little sand. Aged in used barrels for 6-8 months. Very lightly filtered (no fining.)

93 points
"Gorgeous and very expressive, displaying incredible energy behind the notes of Asian pear, nectarine and passion fruit. Distinctive saltiness lingers in the background, adding to the complexity and vibrant structure of this white. Drink now through 2030."
Aleks Zecevic,
Wine Spectator
, November 2019
93 points
"Golden yellow. Bright and complex, aromas of pineapple, golden apple, beeswax, white pepper, and a hint of smokiness. Flavors of cantaloupe and apricot, with electric, acidity dancing across the palate, finishes with citrus zest and stony minerality. Lots of tension here, a thrilling wine."
Jason Wilson,
Vinous Media
, July 2020

SKU/Code: 
DB6421-17
Product Line: 
Wine
White
Varietal: 
Chenin Blanc
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic