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Baumard Trie Speciale Savennières 2014

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Family-owned since 1634, Domaine des Baumard is one of the finest estates in the Loire, if not France as a whole. Florent aims to pick at the same level of ripeness and vinify in exactly the same way each year without the use of oak, and yet each vintage is remarkably distinctive. This natural terroir-driven approach allows the hallmark of each vintage to shine through. He is a supporter of the screwcap and after much testing, has decided that this is the best option for all his long-lived wines, as it allows them to evolve and develop over time without the worry of cork issues. The vineyard for the Trie Speciale is located on a south-facing slope, between Clos du Papillon and Roche aux Moines. Rows are alternately ploughed and grassed. This helps to maintain the soil's microscopic fauna and humus potential and avoids soil-compression from the use of heavy machinery, such as tractors, in the vineyard. High training wires (over two metres) maximise leaf surface-area and avoid the need for green harvesting. At harvest, three passes are made through the vineyard, hand-picking only the ripest grapes. The resulting wine is probably the most intense and concentrated of any dry Savennieres, with a matching ability to age. Drink now to 2030. Florent Baumard produces this wine in top vintages, from the schist soils of Clos St-Yves. Bottled under screwcap, this shows no reduction, immediately presenting the aristocratic profile of a great Savennières in scents of Bosc pear and honey and a long line of schist acidity. It has tactile grace and only improves with air, growing more sophisticated over the course of several days as the delicate flavors glisten with purity and clarity. Baumard’s best chenins develop beautifully for more than a decade and this one is well worth cellaring.

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Family-owned since 1634, Domaine des Baumard is one of the finest estates in the Loire, if not France as a whole. Florent aims to pick at the same level of ripeness and vinify in exactly the same way each year without the use of oak, and yet each vintage is remarkably distinctive. This natural terroir-driven approach allows the hallmark of each vintage to shine through. He is a supporter of the screwcap and after much testing, has decided that this is the best option for all his long-lived wines, as it allows them to evolve and develop over time without the worry of cork issues. The vineyard for the Trie Speciale is located on a south-facing slope, between Clos du Papillon and Roche aux Moines. Rows are alternately ploughed and grassed. This helps to maintain the soil's microscopic fauna and humus potential and avoids soil-compression from the use of heavy machinery, such as tractors, in the vineyard. High training wires (over two metres) maximise leaf surface-area and avoid the need for green harvesting. At harvest, three passes are made through the vineyard, hand-picking only the ripest grapes. The resulting wine is probably the most intense and concentrated of any dry Savennieres, with a matching ability to age. Drink now to 2030. Florent Baumard produces this wine in top vintages, from the schist soils of Clos St-Yves. Bottled under screwcap, this shows no reduction, immediately presenting the aristocratic profile of a great Savennières in scents of Bosc pear and honey and a long line of schist acidity. It has tactile grace and only improves with air, growing more sophisticated over the course of several days as the delicate flavors glisten with purity and clarity. Baumard’s best chenins develop beautifully for more than a decade and this one is well worth cellaring.

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