Patrick Baudouin
‘Effusion’ 2017 Anjou Blanc
Loire Valley, France

$60.00

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Style: White: Ripe fruits, smoke and texture.

Producer: Patrick Baudouin

Region: Anjou, Loire Valley, France

Grape: Chenin Blanc

Vintage: 2017

Soil: 2 parcels with volcanic rock: Ardenay in Chaudefonds sur Layon (micaceous shale, sandstone, silica) and Bruandières in Saint Aubin de Luigné (shale, Caboniferous-era sandstone)

Farming: Organic

Oak: Fermented in Burgundian barrels (1 to 4 years old).

Alcohol: 13.5%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not Required

Serving Temperature: 12 – 14°C

The Wine: This wine is made from an assemblage of two vineyards. There is 3 hectare in total and an average vine age of 35 years. This was the first wine I ever tasted from Patrick while in a Parisian bistro. I immediately fell in love with his wines. Gun smoke, chalk, yellow plum, eccasia, camomile and dried grass. The palate has a little more cushion than La Fresnaye. Polished and pristine.

Sebastian Crowther MS

Producer Profile

Patick Baudouin didn’t go directly into the wine world, instead he first ventured to Paris working in factories and for a time selling books. It was in 1990 that he migrated back to the Loire Valley where he took the reins of his great grandparents estate, that they founded in the 1920s.

From the start Patrick has been driven in his approach to making the greatest wines possible without the need to add or take things away from what nature gives him. The domaine is certified organic. He uses indigenous yeast fermentation, eschewing chaptalisation, and adding only very small doses of sulphur. His is the only Loire Valley wine to be included in legendary French collector Michel Chasseuil’s ‘100 Vintage Treasures.’ 
Domaine Patrick Baudouin comprises 13 hectares of vineyards on the great terroirs of the Anjou Noir, the Black Anjou named after the dark-colored ancient rocks of the Massif Armoricain. They cover the eastern arm of France and are the remnants of the once mighty Hercynian mountain range. These eroded ancient rocks are a cocktail of granites, shale, schist, tuffs (volcanic ash, not tuffeau), hard coal, sandstone, and quartzite. Patrick makes a range of wines across the different terrior of Anjou and I am delighted to be able to offer these to you in Australia.

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Style: White: Ripe fruits, smoke and texture.

Producer: Patrick Baudouin

Region: Anjou, Loire Valley, France

Grape: Chenin Blanc

Vintage: 2017

Soil: 2 parcels with volcanic rock: Ardenay in Chaudefonds sur Layon (micaceous shale, sandstone, silica) and Bruandières in Saint Aubin de Luigné (shale, Caboniferous-era sandstone)

Farming: Organic

Oak: Fermented in Burgundian barrels (1 to 4 years old).

Alcohol: 13.5%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not Required

Serving Temperature: 12 – 14°C

The Wine: This wine is made from an assemblage of two vineyards. There is 3 hectare in total and an average vine age of 35 years. This was the first wine I ever tasted from Patrick while in a Parisian bistro. I immediately fell in love with his wines. Gun smoke, chalk, yellow plum, eccasia, camomile and dried grass. The palate has a little more cushion than La Fresnaye. Polished and pristine.

Sebastian Crowther MS