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Chateau Pierre-Bise Le Haut de La Garde 2016 Anjou Blanc

(Code: BISE/HAUT/16)
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Chateau Pierre-Bise Le Haut de La Garde 2016 Anjou Blanc
Vintage
2016
Region On the south side of the Loire, south-west of Angers 
Colour/Style Dry white - full bodied.
Grapes 100% Chenin Blanc
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.5%
Food Seafood, fish or veal in sauce, strong, crumbly cheeses
Next day
As good or better
Drink Now, or to 2030
The vineyard (on a soil of sandstone and shale) sits atop a plateau between Rochefort sur Loire and Denée facing - on the other side of the Loire - Roche aux Moines and Coulée de Serrant. And this wine certainly bears comparison with its illustrious cousins. Quite a deep gold/straw colour, with a nose of lemon and lime, diesel and lanolin, with further notes of slate, straw and oregano. The palate is essentially dry, yet decidedly rich and generous, with a gently oily texture. Citrus and mineral flavours abound, with notes of honey, orange, spiced/baked apple and quince, with ample acidity and a slightly warming/spicy/minty finish that lingers for an age. Though excellent to drink now, it will nevertheless age gracefully for another 5 to 10 years. A lovely wine!