2015 VDF 'Terre de Silice'
Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Romorantin, Menu Pineau and Pinot Gris. Aged for 30 months in old demi-muid. One of the most complex and detailed whites in the Larkin Imports portfolio.
Golden colour, almost like apple juice. Love the nose of this wine every single year. Pears, honey, apples, faint hints of roasted chestnuts. Has that slight petrol note you get from Riesling, but only just. Apple cake straight out of the oven – the smell of the crust. Such a beautiful, well integrated and complex nose. Very unique too. Bone dry, the palate is fresh, acidity is up front. A combination of bruised and fresh apple, melon, honey, and extremely mineral in the mid palate. Texture is more fine that previous years too. The medium plus acidity lingers for ages. As it opens up, the complexity increases. Indeed this is a wine that you want to decant and watch shape shift over many hours, even days. The fine detailed mineral sensation is highly evident, and this just screams of silica. If you have ever wondered about minerality in wine, this is a great example that displays so much of it. A very old school wine that takes you into depths – not a fruit forward juicy wine – a wine of depth and contemplation. These are the wines that highlight an almost forgotten style of wine from France.