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Domaine Ludovic Chanson

Safran - 2018 - Ludovic Chanson

A captivating aromatic palette, with notes of pear, honey, and marzipan... The palate: structured, complex, with an endless finish... The longer you can let it sit in the cellar, the more it will offer you in return.

Size
75 cl
Original features
Organic wine
Appellation
Montlouis-sur-Loire
Degree of alcohol
11 %
To drink from
2020 to 2030
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€21.90
VAT included

A cuvée of Chenin made from late harvested grapes picked during the third pass through a 1.5-ha parcel of old, 40- and 65-years-old vines grown on an terroir of flinty clay. It is a sweet moelleux wine that Ludovic only makes in years when he has the potential for botrytis, notably 2009, 2011 and 2018. Vinification: just two 400-litre barrels and one 228-litre barrel produced. It was filtered and given a small dose of sulphites at bottling (40 mg/l of total SO2, very low for a sweet wine). The result: a wine with 90 g/litre of residual sugar…

Ludovic Chanson

Ludovic Chanson

Ludovic Chanson, from his first bottles released as a young upstart winemaker, has been proving himself year in year out in Montlouis. Entering the wine world in 2009, having left a career in pharmaceutical research, this scientist was bitten by the vine bug during time spent with Vincent Carême and Damien Délécheneau (of the Domaine La Grange Tiphaine). He’d buy 8.5 hectares to start out, but...

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