2015 Loic Mahé "Les Fougeraies" Savennieres

SKU #1424118 93 points Wine Enthusiast

 A south-facing parcel on shale soil has produced this rich wine packed with tropical-fruit flavors as well as crisper apple and citrus acidity. Aged in wood, the wine has some spice, but it really celebrates great fruit and wonderful acidity. Drink from 2020. (RV)  (6/2019)

90 points Wine Spectator

 The floral aromas on the nose draw you in, while hints of ground anise and coriander introduce the palate. Combining power and grace, the elements of ripe orchard fruit, lemon verbena and prominent minerality mingle to create an attractive core. Drink now through 2025. 2,000 cases made, 300 cases imported. (AZ)  (9/2019)


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By: Chris DePaoli | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/27/2019 | Send Email
Loic Mahe's premier offering, this bottles showcases the serious side of Chenins possibilities, with a tight, linear core that will develop successive layers for years to come. The citrus and river stone present now will only get better, while the finish's length begs you to hold onto this for a couple years for a true reward.

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Varietal:

Chenin Blanc

- Also called Pineau de la Loire and Pineau d'Anjou. Chenin Blanc is an expressive white French varietal that makes beautiful dry, sweet and sparkling wines. Traditionally grown in the Loire Valley, the wines made from this varietal are typically labeled geographically. Vouvray Chenins are traditionally medium-sweet; Savennières Chenins are typically bright and crisp; Coteaux du Layon Chenins like Bonezeaux and Quarts de Chaume are among the world's most sought-after sweet wines, and the sparkling Chenins of Saumur are perfumed and delicious. What all of these iterations of the grape have in common is their ability to age, a gift bestowed upon them because of the grape's naturally high-acidity.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Loire

- Of all of the French wine producing regions, the Loire might produces the greatest variety of wines. They range from still to sparkling, very dry and acidic to hearty sweet, and clear in color to a deep purple. The diversity of wine produced in this region is due in part to its dynamic climate, which ranges from Continental to Mediterranean. This region is best known for Sauvignon blanc, Chenin blanc and Cabernet Franc. The most famous areas in the Loire Valley may be Sancerre and Vouvray.
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