Philippe Chevarin - Le Souffle 2019
Grapes: Melon de Bourgogne
Incredibly composed, Le Souffle is really elegant after an additional 12 months elevage in France. Expressive nose, Packham pears, soft herbs, sun-kissed, meyer lemon, layered and textured, but softly textured. A slippery rivulet. Complex and pure.
100% Melon de Bourgogne from different plots. Direct press, 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.