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Noëlla Morantin

LBL - 2017 - Noëlla Morantin

A smooth Sauvignon, without any trace of over-ripeness, with complex notes of white fruits, flowers, mango, and grapefruit... A fruity palate with citrus flavours. A refreshing, accomplished white wine, with great depth.

Size
75 cl
Original features
Low-sulfite
Appellation
Vin de France
Degree of alcohol
13 %
To drink from
2020 to 2025
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€23.50
VAT included

LBL is the fruit of two parcels of Sauvignon: one from 1943 and the other from the 1960s. An island of 2.5 ha of vines on a hillside, surrounded by forest, on a soil of flinty clay over limestone bedrock. LBL stands for Les Bois Lucas. Vinification: direct pressing, fermentation and maturation for 18 months in 400-litre demi-muid barrels over ten years old, followed by more than a year in the bottle. Neither filtered nor fined, with only a micro-dose of sulphur at bottling.

Noëlla Morantin

Noëlla Morantin

Noëlla Morantin decided to plunge into a new career at the age of 28. Dropping everything, she enrolled in a viticulture and oenology programme, which soon led to a series of internships with such quality names as Agnès and René Mosse in Anjou, and Philippe Pacalet in Burgundy… Her growing CV would impress Junko Araï, a Japanese importer who also owned vines in France happened to be looking...

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