Domaine FL Savennières “La Frémine”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- La Frémine is the embodiment of the expression of Chenin Blanc on schist soils.
- This organic Savennières cuvée is the result of the vinification of grapes from a plot that bears the same name.
Varietal Composition: 100% Chenin Blanc
Elaboration: The vinification process is in perfect harmony with nature and its terroir. The wines are labeled “organic agriculture,” a quality label which recognizes respect for biodiversity, the preservation of natural resources and the assurance of a high level of animal well-being.
The harvest is carried out manually with successive selections in order to obtain very high-quality grapes. No malolactic fermentation is carried out on the white wines, allowing the wine to keep a richness of expression, aromas during tasting and a very important aging potential.
Tasting Notes: The color of the Savennières Frémine is pale yellow with brilliant reflections. The bouquet is adorned with notes of white flowers, lime. On the palate, this wine is a perfect balance between salinity and minerality.
2018 – 94 James Suckling
2019 – 95 James Suckling
Domaine Fournier Longchamps is a family estate based in Rochefort sur Loire in Maine-et-Loire. It lies near the river Loire, 15 km southwest of Angers. The estate’s vineyards cross the boundaries of several highly respected appellations, including Loire and Savennières, best known for its highly rated white wine.
Philip Fournier Longchamps established Domaine FL by purchasing two estates in 2006 and 2007. The estate covers 43 hectares of vines spread throughout the Loire wine region on both sides of the river. It is a preserved landscape, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Grapes have been grown here since the 12th century.