La Fruitiere Vignes Blanches 2014
This wine presents a pale yellow color, and reveals an intense nose of dried fruits, date, almond, surrounded with a touch of lime. The mouth is supple and strong, mixing mineral and aromatic touches, with the fineness of white fruits on the top.
Jean Douillard & Jean-Michel Boussonniere are obsessed with making sure that he extracts as much of this minerality from the soil as he can. As such, they use only natural vine treatments, leaving a final grain that is pure and ready for the crush. There is an aggressive de-leafing and a green harvest that is still a rarity in the region. At harvest, the team goes over every grain as it is destemmed, culling any under-ripe grapes and sending the rest on to press, ferment, and then sit quietly on their fine lees all through the cold Nantais winter. These wines are crisp, pure, mineral, and delicious