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

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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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

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 rain all...

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Chenin Blanc

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. most Vouvray); sweet and luscious (e.g. Coteaux...

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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

Stéphane and Séverine Branchereau are another couple who have successfully taken on a thriving family domaine. Their 45 hectares of vines produce numerous different cuvées, from simple Vin de Pays through Savenniéres to luscious late harvest wines. With each new vintage the wines of this estate become more polished and assured.

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