This is a less interventionist biodynamically farmed Chenin Blanc from the Loire with a cheeky approach to names as well as a distinctive bent toward high design. The nose shows clay minerality, some brown baking spices, orchard fruits, white flowers, and beeswax. The palate has moderate acid on a lithe frame with a saline edge to the orchard fruits with a good core of minerals and a hit of beeswax. D&M Tasting Notes
*Note- there are different label pictures, so bottle may not be same as shown.
Sec Symbole, or Sot Blanc, is Quentin’s younger vines of Chenin Blanc. Bottled at the end of March/early April to retain tension. Saline, stony, chiseled, and exuberant with bright orchard fruit taking more of a backseat.
Quentin’s estate is certified biodynamic (which is quite rare in Azay-Le-Rideau) and has been for over ten years (even rarer still). His vines cover approximately twelve hectares, though it’s hard to keep up with him as he continuously seeks to expand. In July I was shown new plantings and acquisitions of vines on different parcels, with the classic, local varieties planted to capitalize on the clay and silica soils the region is famous for. In many parcels white silex stones litter the rows making it look as if the terroir is oozing from the earth. Quentin cuts no corners while working in the vines, doing everything by hand, usually without help, and limits copper sulfur sprayings to 500 grams a year: 75% less than commonly used by other producers in the area. 25 friends help harvest in multiple passes, berry by berry, ensuring that the grapes reach peak maturity. Importer Notes
Sot de Lange 2018 Sec Symbole White Wine
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- SKU #: 8709