Nuits Blanches - 2020 - Olivier Bellanger
With notes of candied lemon and fennel, the ageing of this wine is discernable on the nose, giving it serious stature and elegance... On the palate: dense, rich, a Sauvignon for dining, with beautiful length.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 14 %
- To drink from
- 2023 to 2028
100% Sauvignon from a parcel of 40-year-old vines, grown organically and planted on flinty clay soils. Manual harvest and natural vinification: direct pressing, gentle settling, indigenous yeasts, transfer to barrels mid-fermentation, maturation on lees in 400-litre barrels and conical vats that have seen several wines. Just a micro-dose of sulphur at bottling.
Olivier Bellanger, child of the '78 vintage, grandson and nephew of vignerons, lives in Monthou-sur-Cher. His career started down a rather traditional path, working 10 years as a vineyard worker at classic estates such as Domaine Philippe Tessier. But since Olivier launched his own estate in 2008, with his first vinifications in 2009, his wines have revealed a more vibrant personality than his...All wines
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