2019 VDF 'Jardin de la Grande Pièce' blanc
100% Sauvignon Blanc from 50 year old vines, grown on silty soils with clay and limestone. Direct press, with ferment commencing in fibreglass. Transferred to old barrels and aged for 10 months. Bottled by gravity. Zero added SO2.
Clear and crystalline in colour. Clean smell, super pure and bright. White flowers, citrus, minerals. Super frosty on the palate. Sweet fruit, icy, and buzzing with energy. Doesn’t taste like Sauvignon so much, blind you may miss it. Ultra-lifted with a tingly texture and a saline edge. Pristine, fresh and so clean in the mouth. No harsh edges whatsoever, pure pleasure. Lemon, elderflower and lime over rocks. Fresh and mineral with tension that builds over time, and lingering acidity. No savoury or herbaceous notes on the palate at all. Can’t get over how good this is, such a stunning expression.