2016 Chateau De Fosse-Seche Arcane Saumur Blanc

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Wine Critic Reviews for 2016 Chateau De Fosse-Seche Arcane Saumur Blanc

(Saumur Blanc “Arcane”- Château de Fosse-Séche) The 2016 Saumur Blanc “Arcane” from Château de Fosse-Séche is an outstanding wine by any measure, with the complex and very precise bouquet offering up scents of sweet quince, a bit of apple, chalky soil tones, dried flowers, a hint of lanolin, fresh almond and incipient notes of the honeycomb to arrive with further bottle age. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied, focused and rock solid at the core, with outstanding cut and grip, lovely complexity and balance and a very, very long, racy and stellar finish. This is an extraordinary bottle of dry chenin blanc in the making. It is approachable today, but really deserves to be aged for four to six years and let its secondary layers of complexity come to the surface. Great juice. (Drink between 2022-2055)

John Gilman | 94 JG

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Vintage 2016
Color White
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Chateau De Fosse-Seche
Rating 94 JG
Region Loire: Loire Valley has it all. Whether you prefer some of the most famous grape varieties worldwide, or you like to be surprised with secretly brilliant wines, Loire Valley will make you return any time you have a chance. It's unquestionably one of the most diverse, and sometimes unjustly neglected, wine regions in France. Located on the banks of the Loire river, these vineyards are home to some of the most exquisite French wines. And not only does Loire Valley provide us with top-rated wines each year, but it also deserves applause for the number of bottles it produces. The most prominent grape varieties of Loire are Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, and Melon de Bourgogne. They are undoubtedly the crown jewels of this region, although reds, such as Cabernet Franc, Bourgueil, or Pinot Noir don't fall much behind. With such exceptional grape varieties, it's impossible to think the Loire wouldn't treat us all with absolutely magnificent wines. It offers a wide palette of crisp and refreshing whites, as well as dry, elegant reds. To feel the magic and the impeccable quality of Loire wines, we recommend Domaine Didier Dagueneau, Foreau Domaine du Clos Naudin, or Domaine Huet of Le Haut Lieu.
Type of Wine Loire (Other): In this underrated French wine region, you will certainly have a chance to taste popular Cabernet Franc blends, known for their emphasized fruity flavors. Other widely cultivated varieties are Gamay, Malbec and Pinot Noir. Some of the most exquisite white wines from Loire contain creamy and refreshing Chardonnay grapes, as well as Chenin Blanc, Melon de Bourgogne, and Sauvignon Blanc.
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Varietal Chenin Blanc: Chenin Blanc is a grape varietal originating from the Loire Valley in France, where it first came to prominence as an excellent white wine centerpiece. Since its appearance, it has become a staple white wine varietal in many New World regions, especially South Africa and Australia. Similarities can be drawn between this magnificent grape and Tempranillo in terms of how they enhance the natural flavor of the terroir and draw a lot of identity from the region that produced them.
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