Philippe Chevarin - Le Fleuve 2019
Grapes: Melon de Bourgogne
Quince into nashi, exotic stone fruit, citrus skin, pears and fruit high notes. The phenolics are gentle, and integrated really well. There’s a wisp of spice. Minerality dances, its got sass and verve. Layered yet fine, beautifully balanced. And the length, it is magnificent.
100% Melon Bourgogne from a single site next to the river. The fruit was de-stemmed and macerated for 3 days. 8 months on lees.
Philippe is a former audio engineer turned vigneron based in the city of Oudon in the Coteaux d'Ancenis region in the Western Loire Valley. The viticulture is organic and the winemaking natural with sulphur only used on occasion. While a new producer, Philippe is quickly developing an excellent reputation.