Domaine FL Savennières Le Parc

Domaine FL Savennières Le Parc

WHY WE LOVE IT

  • This parcel of  organic Savennières is located in the former park of the Château de Chamboureau, on the historic estate of the Savennières wine appellation.
  • Le Parc is a great wine for laying down, very fine, which marvelously sublimates the minerality of the wines of Savennières.
  • The cuvée du Parc evolves on a terroir of hard rhyolite (volcanic rock) from the primary era with a surface texture composed of sandy loam. This gives the soil a very good draining power and a low vigor potential, favorable to a very qualitative production of grapes.

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: Light yellow, brilliant reflections. Notes of apple and quince. Aromas of ripe stone fruits and fresh citrus fruits.

PRESS

2019 – 94 James Suckling

PRODUCER BACKGROUND

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.

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