Domaine L'Austral - Saumur Blanc "Amandiers" 2020
In the heart of Puy-Notre-Dame, Saumur, L’Austral has brought a new perspective with Australian influence to Loire Valley wines. The vines of the Amandiers parcel were planted in 1990. In 2016, the chance to start their own domaine occured through the lovely Françoise & Philippe Gourdon of Château Tour Grise, who allowed them to lease out and take over 4 ha of vines that have been grown biodynamically for 20 years. The Amandiers parcel has vines planted in 1990 to 1991.
A superb tense and slender Chenin, with lemony, floral aromas and crazy energy. Both fine and very strong, it is one of those chenins carried by a beautiful salivating acidity which gives them a very long finish. A gastronomic wine capable of withstanding long years of cellaring. 100% Chenin Blanc.