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Savennières Le Bel Ouvrage

Damien Laureau

Savennières Le Bel Ouvrage Bottle
Appellation
Savennières
Variety
Chenin Blanc
Age of Vines
25-50
Farming
Certified organic
Soil
Schist, rhyolite, clay
Altitude
60-65 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested and natural yeast fermentation in tank
Aging
12 months in 400L French oak barrels, 5-10% new, then 11 months in tank before bottling unfined & unfiltered, vegan

Press Review

...Le Bel Ouvrage is a richly textured, sweet yet savory style with ripe peachy fruit meeting butter-rich pastry. Full and satisfying with a rich phenolic texture and apt acidity. Full-bodied and mature with oxidative notes, this is a delicious wine...

- Vinous Media, 2020 vintage

Overview

Bel Ouvrage is made from a blend of three terroirs located in the eastern part of Savennières near the village of Épiré. These are grey schist and rhyolite terroirs, including one that is adjacent to the Coulée de Serrant. More backward and slower to evolve than Les Genêts, Bel Ouvrage is aged for 12 months in neutral French oak then 11 months in tank before bottling.

Ratings & Reviews

92

2020 Savennières Le Bel Ouvrage

Source: WA

91

2020 Savennières Le Bel Ouvrage

Source: VM

94

2018 Savennières Le Bel Ouvrage

Source: VM

94

2018 Savennières Le Bel Ouvrage

Source: WS

97

2016 Savennières Le Bel Ouvrage

Source: VM

96

2015 Savennières Le Bel Ouvrage

Source: DE

91

2015 Savennières Le Bel Ouvrage

Source: VM

93

2014 Savennières Le Bel Ouvrage

Source: WA

95

2013 Savennières Le Bel Ouvrage

Source: VM

Loire, France
  • Location
    Loire, France
  • Appellation
    Savennières
  • Proprietor
    Damien Laureau
  • Winemaker
    Damien Laureau
  • Size / Elevation
    8.5 hectares / 30-50 meters

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