This is one heck of a Chenin Blanc from La Porte Saint Jean. This stunner from Saumur subregion of the Loire Valley was aged in 40% new oak for 18 months with very little sulfur added at bottling. This wine has purity, tension and salinity. Complicated, layered and surprisingly age-able - throw it in a decanter or tuck it away for your future self.
- Sylvain Dittiere grew up in Saumur, where his family earned their living growing roses.
- He studied oenology and interned with Gerard Gauby, Marc Tempe, Thierry Germain and Antoine Foucault.
- That foie gras life.
- Elbow length gloves.