François Cazin Cour-Cheverny Cuvée Renaissance 2009
Not yet reviewed; 2008 vintage rated 90 points by Wine Advocate: From ripe and -- by the taste of it -- subtly-desiccated fruit, Cazin’s subtly sweet yet persistently bright 2008 Cour-Cheverny Cuvee Renaissance smells of pineapple, lemon, hedge flowers, almond extract; offers prickly citrus zest, pungent white pepper, piquant toasted nuts, and suggestions of crushed stone to compliment its juicy palate appeal, and finishes with bittersweet, insistently tart persistence... expect this to be well worth following for at least 8-10 years.
External Reviews for François Cazin Cour-Cheverny Cuvée Renaissance
Light golden straw in color. Notes of pear, mineral, citrus and a hint of wet grass on the nose. On the palate, lemon with pear, apple and wet stone. A bit of sweetness, almost like you might expect from a Chenin Blanc. Outstanding minerality components with bright, crisp, mouth tingling acidity.
This classic Cheverny blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay offers clean, refreshing palate of apple and citrus-lemon flavors, with just a bit of honey.
Late harvest Romorantin, off-dry with delicate raw honey, floral and linden notes, and great vibrant acidity that carries the flavors through a long finish.
Cazin tends vines of considerable age and the resulting yields are well below average in any given year. The flavors here are sleek and precise with a shocking intensity of crisp lemony acidity.
The white wine, Cour-Cheverny, is made from Romorantin, a grape of unknown origin introduced to the region in 1519. Fresh acidity, lightly viscous, Romorantin often develops Chenin-like flavors of wax, hay, and petrol with bottle age. An off-dry, white wine.
Cuvée Renaissance is a special cuvee of Romorantin made only in the best vintage years. The wine is a late harvest, botrytised, off-dry version of Romorantin. The wine offers zesty citrus flavors, hints of hazelnut and mineral flavors. It finishes with just a touch of fruit to round out the experience.