Saumur Blanc 2014 - Château de Villeneuve

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£ 9.90 tax incl.

The Château de Villeneuve Blanc is a lovely, round and aromatic Chenin Blanc. It shows aromas of flower and white fruits, a slight mineral touch and notes of citrus. A great white wine from the Loire Valley for an aperitif.  You will not usually find this kind of wine at that price: it is definitely a good bargain!
 
Wine Characteristics Tasting and cellaring
Producer Château de Villeneuve Eye Pale yellow with green hints
Vintage 2014 Nose  Flower and white fruits
Appellation Saumur Mouth Round and fruity
Area Loire Valley Drink from Now
Colour White Drink before 2019
Grapes 100% Chenin Blanc Open  30 minutes before
Type Dry Drinking temperature 11-12°C
       
Food pairing
Nice aperitif white to be continued with white fish or cheese.
 
What experts say
Gault & Millau on 2013 vintage: 16.5
“Driven by powerful aromas of flowers, white fruits and wood, this wine is emancipated slowly in order to match with unconstrained our taste buds. A chiselled and dense wine, very fresh, supported by a minty frame.”

Bettane & Desseauve on 2011 vintage: 14.5
“Lean and mineral profile, with citrus notes and a smoky touch mounted on springs.”

Jancis Robinson on 2009 vintage: 17
"Smells wild and beautiful, like a handful of flowers brought in from a mountain meadow. Dry, slender and fine boned. A soft dustiness, tingling minerality. Precise and transparent."

Robert Parker on vintage 2009: 88
“The 2009 Saumur from Chateau de Villeneuve offers pungent citrus rind and snuffed candle wick smokiness in the nose; yellow plum and citrus with saline and pungently flinty mineral notes on a palate of considerable opulence but also bitter concentration of fruit pit and citrus oil; and impressive finishes with grip though also faint heat.”
 
And finally for the wine geeks…
Soil Clay-limestone soils
Vineyard Organic
Harvest Manual
Ageing  4 months on fine lies
Alcohol 13%

 

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