Baumard Savennières Clos du Papillon 2010
Savennières is a tiny region located on the northern banks of the Loire River, just across from the town of Rochefort Sur Loire. The entire appellation consists of fewer than 200 acres (77 hectares) of vines, all planted to Chenin Blanc. The South/Southeast facing vineyards are planted on unique soils composed of schistose volcanic debris mixed with sandstone and granite, imparting a strong, intensely original minerality to the Chenin Blanc grape. Maximum permitted yields are the lowest in France for dry whites (25 Hectoliters per Hectare), resulting in wines of stunning concentration and perfume. The combination of this concentration with the naturally high acidity of the Chenin Blanc grape results in wines capable of lasting and improving for decades.
Light Straw color with white flesh fruits and nutty aromas. On the palate melon, apple and pear flavors with sweet fig nuances with some floral notes. This wine did not come into contact with oak aging. On the finish, this full-bodied wine was rich, creamy and elegant, with fresh acidity and mineral tones. This 2010 is drinking well now. Very Nice!