Savagnin sourced outside the estate. Whole bunch pressed, straight to barrel with a portion in ceramic egg and hangs out for a while.
We see immediately Savagnin’s trademark of curry powder, stone fruit and camomile which are subtle but evident – Highly aromatic, with a perfume, reminiscent of wild sea aromas then quince, ripe apple, and ever so slight caramel note which adds to complexity. The palate with its salty acidity underpins the fruit – ripe apple, some bosco pear and perhaps even a hint of preserved lemon. Complex, and interesting, a wonderful expression of the variety.
“Highly aromatic style, quite rich perfume as savagnin does, firstly sea spray aromas then quince, ripe apple, faint caramel notes but doesn’t appear to be ripe or overdone, just an element of complexity. Textural and rich feeling again in the palate, salty acidity underpinning ripe apples, pear, some preserved lemon characters. Complex, wonderful expression and wholly its own.” Winefront