Patrick Baudouin 2016 "Bellevue", Savennières Blanc, Loire Valley, France

Patrick Baudouin 2016 "Bellevue", Savennières Blanc, Loire Valley, France

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Patrick Baudouin 2016 "Bellevue", Savennières Blanc, Loire Valley, France

The domaine is certified organic. In the cellar Patrick “gives birth to  wines, (he does) not fabricate them.” He uses indigenous yeast fermentation, eschewing chaptalization, and adding only very small doses of sulfur. Patrick has received considerable recognition in France as one of the new stars for Côteaux du Layon and Quarts de Chaume. His is  the only Loire Valley wine to be included in legendary French collector  Michel Chasseuil’s ‘100 Vintage Treasures.’ 
Domaine Patrick Baudouin  comprises 13 hectares of vineyards on the great terroirs of the Anjou  Noir, the Black Anjou named after the dark-colored anci ent rocks of the  Massif Armoricain. They cover the eastern arm of France and are the remnants of the once-mighty Hercynian mountain range. These eroded ancient rocks are a cocktail of granites, shale, schist, tuffs (volcani c  ash, not tuffeau), hard coal, sandstone, and quartzite.

  • Size: 1.3 ha (3.21 ac)
  • Variety: Chenin Blanc
  • Vine Age: Progressively re-planted from the 1960s until 2009
  • Terroir: Blend of multiple parcels including La Bruandière with ochre-colored clay soil containing talc
  • Farming: Certified organic (Ecocert), some purchased grapes
  • Vinification:  Gentle pressing, indigenous yeast fermentation.  No sulfur added until  first racking. Aged for 12 months in barrel on fine lees in Burgundian  barrels and demi-muids (25% new oak, 50% two-years-old, 25% three-years-old). Fining to tank for blending and stabilization period pre-bottling

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