“This is a departure for the real or supposed spirit of Saumur, with a quality of fruit that puts them alongside the greatest wines in France" Bettane & Desseauve’s Guide to the Greatest Wines of France
A rising (risen?) Saumur superstar!
“This is a departure for the real or supposed spirit of Saumur, with a quality of fruit that puts them alongside the greatest wines in France, be they from Burgundy, the Languedoc or Bordeaux.” Bettane & Desseauve’s Guide to the Greatest Wines of France
“There is no perfect domaine... but when Romain gets it right he can, in fact, hit the bull's-eye. The white wines are pure, limpid, minerally and bracing, softening with time, but always showing a delicate Chenin ripeness, not the questionable sour-fruit some domaines offer, and not the wood-tarted version available at some addresses. The reds are cool, fresh and classically Saumur in all they possess… Now is the time to buy Romain's wines, while they offer not just great drinking pleasure, but also relative value.” Chris Kissack, thewinedoctor.com
100% Chenin Blanc, grown on the calcareous soils in and around Brézé. More precisely, it comes from younger vines in Clos de Guichaux and Clos des Carmes, as well some old vines from the Bas de Pentes terroir of Brézé.
The vine plantings range from 1935-2012, so there's plenty of old-vine stuffing going into this cuvée. With all this in mind, perhaps the quality of this wine shouldn't come as a surprise.