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Baumard 'Clos du Papillon' Savennières 2011

Customer Score: 100/100

A Baumard white wine

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92 points - The Wine Advocate

91 points - Wine Spectator


Family-owned since 1634, Domaine des Baumard is one of the finest estates in the Loire, if not France as a whole. Florent aims to pick at the same level of ripeness and vinify in exactly the same way each year without the use of oak, and yet each vintage is remarkably distinctive. This natural terroir-driven approach allows the hallmark of each vintage to shine through. He is a supporter of the screwcap and after much testing, has decided that this is the best option for all his long-lived wines, as it allows them to evolve and develop over time without the worry of cork issues. 

 

The 4 ha vineyard of Clos du Papillon is named due to its shape like a butterfly's wings. At harvest several passes are made through the 35 year old Chenin Blanc vines to select only the ripest, most healthy grapes. This helps make the best wine possible each year, but at this northerly extreme of still wine production weather conditions are crucial and Florent Baumard's natural winemaking means that every vintage is slightly different.

 

Light gold in colour with aromas of green apple and lemon on the nose. Fresh mouth with balanced acidity, it reveals a beautiful minerality. A seductive and full-bodied wine. Drink now to 2021+.

 

'This has a succulent feel, with enticing green melon, pear, fig and quince fruit flavors laced with lime zest and honeysuckle notes. The finish is long and juicy. Should unwind nicely in the cellar. Drink now through 2020. 91 points' - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator

 

 

'...rich, fruit intense and powerful, but also very elegant and mineral, perfectly balanced Chenin with everything in place to age superbly....The only danger here is that you drink it quicker than is good for you. The salty aftertaste and the inner harmony here is so absolutely delicious and animating’ - Stephan Reinhardt, eRobertParker.com 

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Country France
Region Loire
Class Savennières
Grape Chenin Blanc
Volume 75cl
Style Delicate and Fresh
ABV 14.0%
  • fw16
  • full bodied
  • fruity
  • mineral
  • loire
  • chenin blanc
  • france
  • white
  • 92Robert Parker
  • 91Wine Spectator
  • 100 Slurper Rating

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