DOMAINE DES BAUMARD “Clos Du Papillon” Savennières 2013

(Savennières, Loire Valley, France) $40

In wine, what we don’t know is often the most fascinating part of drinking. Take minerality. Scientists adamantly refute the notion that vines take up minerals from the earth in the easy way we might imagine. Nonetheless, minerality exists. You can taste it even if you can’t know it. This dry chenin blanc from the village of Savennières is an example. Close your eyes and you’re drinking crushed crystals. Drink it bracing cold, and its raciness is fantastic. It’s not knowingness masquerading as deliciousness. (13% abv)

89 points KM

Available at Pogo's Wine & Spirits

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