2016 VDF 'Silène' (Magnum)
Certified biodynamic. Sauvignon Blanc from 4 different parcels. Macerated, then fermentation and élevage completed in one foudre and 3 barriques. Bottled October 2017. Zero SO2.
Light orange colour from the maceration. Deep Loire cellars, limestone, mango and papaya. Smells ripe, but fresh. With air it turns to mandarins, with a hint of grass. Sweet fruit, textural, but then it really tightens up – tight tannins and limestone tension. Lots of beautiful sweet mandarin juice lingers - this has a lovely acidity that works its way into the crevices of your mouth. Crazy to think this is Sauvignon! A versatile food wine, or just drink in the sunshine!