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Domaine de Belliviere, Les Rosiers, 2020

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Quince, Mineral, Floral

Loire / White / Chenin Blanc / Organic, Biodynamic

Farming

Organic/Biodynamic

Producer

Domaine de Belliviere

Grape

Chenin Blanc

Wine Type

White

Country

France

Region

Jasnieres AOC, Loire

Vintage

2020

Alcohol

13.5%

Size

75cl

 

From the same plots as Prémices (5-20yo vines), Rosiers is a selection of the best and most age-worthy barrels aged for ten months in 5-8yo 350ltr barriques gibing more depth and density. We just love the wines from Domaine De Belliviere, they are truly fantastic Chenin's

Notes on the producer

Making biodynamic wines in the northernmost vineyards of the Loire requires determination, passionate commitment, and a cool temperament, as mother nature regularly brings frost, mildew, oidium, and hail but this is exactly what the do, rather well we may add. They started on the backfoot with losses of vineyards to frost  and other things in the early 90's to build up to where they are now. They now have 14 hectares, scattered over 65 parcels within 6 villages. Chenin Blanc represents the vast majority of the Bellivière production. Grapes are diligently picked by hand and in the cellar, each parcel is vinified individually in barrels of various shapes and sizes, permitting Eric and his son Clément to make judicious blending choices each vintage. Fermentations are always done with native yeasts, and often they will not finish all of the grapes' sugars.

 

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