Patrick Baudouin
‘Le Cornillard’ 2015 Anjou Blanc
Loire Valley, France

$90.00

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Style: White: Orchard fruits, mineral, acid

Producer: Patrick Baudouin

Region: Anjou, Loire Valley, France

Grape: Chenin Blanc

Vintage: 2015

Soil: On southeast-facing hill that slopes down to the Layon river, shallow soil with shale bedrock

Farming: Organic

Oak: Fermented in Burgundian barrels (3 to 4 years old).

Alcohol: 13%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not Required

Serving Temperature: 12 – 14°C

The Wine: A special vineyard planted between the 1940s and the 1960s. It is situated very close to the Baudouin domaine and is a tiny plot – just 08. hectares. 2015 was a warmer vintage and this is reflected in the fruit profile. Ripe stone fruit with golden apple and quince character sit comfortably next to honey and almond meal. The palate has volume, weight, mineral and depth but underpinning this is beautifully poised acidity. A wonderful expression of this grape.

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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Review

Style: White: Orchard fruits, mineral, acid

Producer: Patrick Baudouin

Region: Anjou, Loire Valley, France

Grape: Chenin Blanc

Vintage: 2015

Soil: On southeast-facing hill that slopes down to the Layon river, shallow soil with shale bedrock

Farming: Organic

Oak: Fermented in Burgundian barrels (3 to 4 years old).

Alcohol: 13%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not Required

Serving Temperature: 12 – 14°C

The Wine: A special vineyard planted between the 1940s and the 1960s. It is situated very close to the Baudouin domaine and is a tiny plot – just 08. hectares. 2015 was a warmer vintage and this is reflected in the fruit profile. Ripe stone fruit with golden apple and quince character sit comfortably next to honey and almond meal. The palate has volume, weight, mineral and depth but underpinning this is beautifully poised acidity. A wonderful expression of this grape.

Sebastian Crowther MS