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Le Sot de L'Ange

Aziaum Blanc 'La Goujonnière' 2018

$37.00

Aziaum Blanc 'La Goujonnière' 2018

Le Sot de L'Ange

Aziaum Blanc 'La Goujonnière' 2018

$37.00

Show me a fanatic and I’ll show you a success. Truer words could not be said about Quentin Bourse – the “Idiot Angel” of Azay-Le-Rideau. While this is the rough translation of the name of his label, Le Sot de L’Ange, he is a far cry from anything remotely resembling an idiot. Before taking over a friend’s estate just in time for the 2013 vintage, Quentin worked in various fields (wine related and not) including numerous internships in the surrounding area, with both natural and conventional producers, notably a six-month stage at the famed Vouvray producer, Domaine Huet. These experiences have shaped his winemaking philosophy; his relentless work ethic, innovation, and borderline obsessive perfectionism result in meticulously crafted, serious wines.

“La Goujonnière” is sourced from a parcel of Chenin Blanc planted in the 1970s in clay and silex soils. Raised in 1/3 each new “cigar” barrels (see note for pét nat blanc), clay amphora, and terra cotta amphora. Malolactic fermentation completed in barrel and terra cotta, adding a layer of texture to the wine. SO2 only at bottling, 30ppm total. More forward and expressive on the nose.

-Selection Massale