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2020 Domaine Belargus Anjou 'Roueres'

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Region: Anjou, Loire Valley, France

Grape: 100% Chenin Blanc

Vineyard Practice: Certified organic, practising biodynamic

Culinary Suggestions: White Meats, Fried Foods, Aged Cheeses

Alcohol: 13%

Bottle Size: 750 ml

 

A Chenin Blanc from Anjou, Loire Valley. With vibrant pear and citrus flavours, a sharp mineral backbone, and an elegant, precise finish, this wine is perfect for immediate enjoyment or cellaring to enhance its depth and character.

 

Origins

Domaine Belargus introduces revolutionary dynamism to the Loire Valley under the guidance of Ivan Massonnat, a wine enthusiast who also has interests in Philippe Pacalet in Burgundy. The acquisition of Jo Pithon's esteemed estate and additional key vineyards has expanded the domaine to encompass 24 hectares of the prime Anjou Noir terroir, including celebrated plots like "Coteau des Treilles," "Clos des Ruchères," and "Les Quarts." This newcomer has quickly garnered attention for producing wines of Grand Cru calibre.

The estate's commitment to organic and biodynamic methodologies, pioneered by Jo Pithon and Guy Bossard, has established it as a leader in the revitalisation of some of France's most valued vineyards. The Coteau des Treilles, a particularly steep 2.72-hectare plot in Rochefort with slopes ranging from 30% to 70%, was reinvigorated by Pithon in the late 1990s. Situated on magmatic rocks from the Armorican Massif, this monopole yields Chenin of exceptional quality, deeply reflective of its intricate geological structure.

The 'Roueres' cuvée originates from an eastern and southeastern-facing lieu-dit of Quarts de Chaume, where the soils are predominantly puddingstone rather than schist. This unique soil type is renowned for retaining and radiating daytime heat well into the evening, contributing to the distinctiveness of the wine. Domaine Belargus cultivates 2.96 hectares of vines in this lieu-dit and produces two cuvées from this site: a dry wine under the Anjou appellation and a late harvest wine labelled Quarts de Chaume.

Cork Tasting Notes

The 2020 'Roueres' presents a bright and clear appearance with a pale golden hue. The nose is inviting and multifaceted, featuring prominent notes of ripe pear, white flowers, and subtle spices, with hints of menthol and a delicate touch of honey adding complexity. On the palate, the wine is round and well-balanced, offering a harmonious blend of fruit and mineral characteristics. Mid-palate, it exhibits remarkable vibrancy and a fine bitterness that adds depth and intrigue. The finish is precise and elegant, with a light-footed feel that leaves a lasting impression of freshness and complexity.