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Forges, Savennières, Clos du Papillon, 2019

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Forges, Savennières, Clos du Papillon, 2019

From the family's three Savennières, this year we chose the Clos du Papillon, from a celebrated south and south-east facing vineyard shared only by Closel and Baumard. Here there's sand and clay sprinkled with varied volcanic... Read More

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Forges, Savennières, Clos du Papillon, 2019

ColourWhite

RegionLoire

GrowerDomaine Des Forges

Grape VarietyChenin Blanc

Vintage2019

ABV14.2%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeFOR919

Our Rating

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Loire Valley

In early February I undertook our annual visit to the wine fair in Angers, escaping the snow which engulfed much of the UK during that week.

This is the yearly opportunity for the vast majority of vignerons in the Loire valley to show off their latest offerings to the rest of the world. The early season’s weather in 2008 was not kind, with variously frost, hail and torrential...

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Chenin Blanc

Origins

  • Anjou in the Loire, where documented in the 9thC
  • Also known as Pineau in the Loire, Steen in South Africa

Characteristics   

  • Naturally productive and high yielding
  • Huge range of styles:  bone dry (e.g. Savennières); off-dry (e.g. old fashioned South African "Steen"); medium dry (e.g....
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Forges, Savennières, Clos du Papillon, 2019

From the family's three Savennières, this year we chose the Clos du Papillon, from a celebrated south and south-east facing vineyard shared only by Closel and Baumard. Here there's sand and clay sprinkled with varied volcanic stones and plenty of schist. That favourable exposure, 30-45 year old vines, a hot summer and careful picking in successive passes through the vines have delivered a really ripe and powerful example.

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