LBL - 2019 - Noëlla Morantin - Magnum
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 complex, accomplished white wine, with great depth.
- 150 cl
- Original features
- Vin de France
- Degree of alcohol
- 12.5 %
- To drink from
- 2022 to 2028
LBL is the fruit of two parcels of Sauvignon grown biodynamically: 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 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...All wines
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