Pascal Pibaleau Noblesse d'Aziaum 2009
The Touraine Noblesse D'aziaum Chenin Blanc Sec is an aromatic, lightly-honeyed and extremely mineral expression of the Chenin Blanc grape. With a lovely mouthfeel and woolly, super-crisp lemony aspects, this wine grips the palate, then slowly fades away into a long finish that is both crunchy and haunting.
An absolutely gorgeous wine from limestone and clay-rich hillside soils, it is harvested manually and undergoes a slow 4 month-long fermentation in stainless steel. Then it ages on its lees for 6 months with some light batonnage.