Domaine Du Petit Metris Savennieres Clos de la Marche 2017
Domaine du Petit Métris is a sixth-generation winery in Saint-Aubin-de-Luigné, near Angers in the Loire Valley. Although the Renou family has been producing wine here since 1742, it only acquired its first plot of land in 1830, and its oldest vineyard dates back to 1905.
The vineyards cover 30 hectares with 72% Chenin Blanc, 15% Cabernet Franc, 10% Grolleau and some Gamay and Chardonnay. The yields are extremely low, the grapes are picked and sorted several times to keep only the best berries to produce the wine. The vineyards are ideally situated facing south and south-west, along a well-sheltered slope with the primary rock close to the surface with shallow topsoil. La Fougeraie and Clos de la Marche are the two Savennières vineyards and they are vinified separately to retain and express each vineyard’s character. The wine was aged on its lees for 8 months, partly in steel and partly in oak.
A wonderful example of wild Chenin Blanc with real minerality and restrained fruit. Medium-bodied with classic honeyed and almond aromas, the palate has a rich, lush texture with clean flavours of green apples, pears and marzipan. It is complex and refreshing with good length on the finish. A serious food wine. Try with roast chicken, grilled chicken with a creamy morel sauce, crab salad and goats cheese.