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    Domaine des Baumard Savennieres 2005
    Chenin Blanc - Loire, France

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    • WE92
    • WS90
    Price: $26.99
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    Professional Ratings: 92 Wine Enthusiast, 90 Wine Spectator

    Region: Loire, France

    Varietal: Chenin Blanc

    Other Info: Screw Cap Wines

    Style: Light & Crisp

    Item no. 98661

    Winemaker's Notes:

    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 schistous 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.

    Domaine des Baumard produces some of the finest examples of Savennières, including the single-vineyard "Clos du Papillon" and a "Trie Speciale," a late-harvested dry wine produced in exceptional years. Jean Baumard and now his son, Florent, are universally regarded as the finest winemakers in the appellation. Their wines are among the most unique and rewarding in the world: honeyed, dry whites of unmatched concentration, perfume, and longevity.

    The 2005 vintage is a bit richer and softer than the 2004, having undergone partial ML fermentation and carrying a couple grams of residual sugar.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Showing both the crispness necessary for Savennières, and the ripeness of 2005, this is a finely balanced wine. It is full, open and generous, but still has a center of green, crisp acidity and minerality. Age for 10 years.

    92 Points
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