DAMIEN LAUREAU • LES GENÊTS
This stunning 100% Chenin Blanc from the young hot-shot winemaker is from vineyards around Moulin de Beaupréau at the northern edge of Savennieres. Here the soil is a light sandy terroir of schist and phtanite. It is aged in combination of vat and cask (90%/10%) for 18 months. Hauntingly aromatic, it displays a floral purity to the aromatics and palate, with citrus fruits, orange blossom, pear skin and elderflower. Tangible texture, with real freshness, and great acid-driven energy. Stunning and just starting to enter its drinking window.