Savennières Les Brooms 2019
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Savennières Les Brooms 2019
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House founded in 2003
One of the widest selections of author and artisan wines on the web
Domaine Laureau has been part of the landscape of the famous dry white wines of Savennières for 20 years. Cultivating 8.8 hectares of chenin in AOP Savennières and AOP Savennières Roche-aux-Moines, Damien Laureau chose to settle with his family in Anjou in 1999.
After a few years in Ste Gemmes-sur-Loire at Clos Frémur as a winegrower and arborist, Damien refocused on working the vines in 2006.
Agricultural engineers, Damien Laureau and his wife Florence run their business with a constant concern for respect and enhancement of the Savennières terroir.
The vineyard has been organic since 2012.
Cultivating the vines without synthetic products makes it possible to maintain life in the soil at its optimum in order to obtain the truest possible expression of the terroir. To reinforce this approach, we use compost and cattle manure as fertilizers. The fight against mildew and powdery mildew requires the use of very little copper, sulphur, fermented extracts and essential oils to respect the vine.
Dry white wine from terroirs of mostly wind-blown sand and silt on sandstone shale. Vinification and aging in barrels.
Nose expressing the finesse of white-fleshed fruits such as pear, quince or lime; as well as white flowers such as jasmine or vine flower. Complexity and freshness are the prime qualities of this wine. The freshness of the fruit associated with the minerality is to be underlined.
Here, pike-perch and pike in white butter go well together, but fresh goat cheese is also remarkable, or just pan-fried scallops.
Serve at 10-12°C, preferably after decanting. To be consumed over 7-8 years.
13.5% Alk. Flight.
What is an author wine?
This can be so diverse depending on the personality of their parent, that it is easier to define what it is not. An author's wine is anything but a standard, stereotyped wine, made to please the greatest number. It is therefore rarely produced in millions of copies, copying itself from vintage to vintage.
An author's wine is therefore a wine that does not resemble that of its neighbour. Who from year to year will evolve according to the vagaries of the weather and the mood of the author – the two can be linked. Because the author does not rely on market studies to lead his boat. He makes his wine as he feels, as he likes it, as he can, sometimes... And too bad if not everyone likes it.
This is why signature wines are sometimes classified as “table wine” or “vin de France”. Because the winemaker has not planted the authorized grape variety*, made the assembly or the vinification recommended in the appellation**. He is often a bit rebellious, our author. But that's why we love it!... That said, signature wines are not always marginal: they are present in most appellations, and can be part of the elite of these. this***. Because they don't just have personality: they're good, too! Generally with a very high degree of torchability : you never get tired of it after the first sip.
As auteur wines are not chaptalized, yeasted, tweaked...they can present very different profiles depending on the vintage. It is up to us (retailers and consumers) to accept them as they are, and to remain loyal to the producers, because they need us to continue their activity.
* For example, the Touriga Nacional in the Minervois, or the Syrah in the Côtes du Forez. They are crazy, these authors!
** Some winegrowers dare to produce sweet wines with Mourvèdre or a natural sparkling wine with Pineau d'Aunis
*** like those of Jean-François Ganevat in the Jura or Zind-Humbrecht in Alsace