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Domaine des Forges, Coteaux du Layon, 1er Cru Chaume, Les Onnis, 2016

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Domaine des Forges, Coteaux du Layon, 1er Cru Chaume, Les Onnis, 2016

From a steep, grassed vineyard beside Quarts de Chaume and near the river, so open to botrytis; and always a long-lived, luscious, barrel aged wine with high levels of residual sugar. Dramatically bittersweet, with barleysugar and pure honey... Read More

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Domaine des Forges, Coteaux du Layon, 1er Cru Chaume, Les Onnis, 2016

ColourWhite

StyleSweet

RegionLoire

Sub RegionAnjou-Saumur

GrowerDomaine des Forges

Grape VarietyChenin Blanc

Vintage2016

ABV11.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeFOR216

Our Rating

Sweet

Dry > Sweet

Loire Valley

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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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Domaine des Forges, Coteaux du Layon, 1er Cru Chaume, Les Onnis, 2016

From a steep, grassed vineyard beside Quarts de Chaume and near the river, so open to botrytis; and always a long-lived, luscious, barrel aged wine with high levels of residual sugar. Dramatically bittersweet, with barleysugar and pure honey laced with rapier acidity. Very intense, already complex, yet so well balanced, and so long. Now-2027

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