La Ferme de la Sansonniere Vin de France 2013

La Ferme de la Sansonniere, Vin de France, 2013

Vineyards are within the Bonnezaux chenin blanc sweet wine appellation, however the vigneron, Marc Angeli, produces dry and off dry-styles, hence the Vin de France label.

Varietal chenin blanc (aka pineau de la loire), biodynamic, uses volcanic sulphur from Mt Etna, Demeter registered, natural cork closure, 12.5% abv, Yapp Bros, £20

WSET style tasting note
Appearance: clear and bright, medium intensity lemon, showing tears.

Nose: clean on the nose, medium (+) intensity, youthful, with aromas of apricot, white peach and pear, pineapple skin, stewed pear, spicy, warm honey, a little floral, then cut ripe dessert apple, and after little time a deeper hint of quince.

Palate: an off-dry wine, with high acidity, a low-key grip from maceration on the skins or a short period in neutral oak (no deepening of hue), medium alcohol and a medium body, a smooth texture, of medium intensity, with flavours of ripe conference pear, ripe apricot, stewed orchard fruits, warm honey, beeswax and nutty hints. A medium (+) length with a clean lightly grippy stewed pear infused finish.

Quality: a very good quality wine, just off-dry, with fresh acidity balancing the residual sugar and modest alcohol. Quite a complex wine, with an interesting and evolving nose, showing good intensity on the mid-palate and a decent concentration of flavour, and some tertiary development, with spicy, honeyed, waxy and nutty notes, following through to the longish length.

Readiness for drinking/potential for ageing: ready to dink now.  This wine has the excellent balance and acidity structure, together with concentration of fruit, to develop and improve to deeper, richer notes, over the next 3-5 years.

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