Mary Taylor 2019 Anjou Blanc, Loire Valley, France
Sourced from vineyards that fall exactly along the border of the two sub-regions of Anjou, this gorgeously subtle white from winemaker Pascal Biotteau comes from the village of Saint-Jean-de-Mauvrets, situated on the old Roman road from Angers to Poitiers. This is the fourth generation of Biotteau to make wine here, so they are careful to respect the land.
- Winemaker: Pascal Biotteau for Mary Taylor
- Farming: Sustainable (certified)
- Variety: Chenin Blanc
- Terroir: Village of Saint-Jean-de-Mauvrets, with chalky limestone soils
- Vinification: Stainless Steel
- Tasting Note: honeyed notes of apricot giving way to a tangy mineral finish.
- Scores: 92 Points – John Gilman, View From The Cellar (“The 2020 Anjou Blanc from Pascal Biotteau is a lovely young example of chenin blanc. The bouquet is bright and nicely high-toned in personality out of the blocks, wafting from the glass in a mix of apple, sweet quince, chalky soil tones, a touch of bee pollen and a topnote of white lilies. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied, focused and rock solid at the core, with excellent transparency and cut, zesty acids and a long, complex and beautifully balanced finish. This is excellent Anjou Blanc! 2021-2035. 92” – John Gilman, View From The Cellar, May-June 2021 #93
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