2020 L'Alliance

2020 L'Alliance

Damien Laureau
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Type: White

Vintage: 2020

Grape: Chenin Blanc

Country: France

Region: Loire Valley

From the 2019 vintage on, this cuvée replaced La Petite Roche.
Damien may have changed the name, but the quality of this wine is still very much the same. Similar to La Petite Roche, the majority of the grapes come from this lieu-dit just west of the village of Savennières located on a gentle southern and southeastern oriented slope facing the Loire river, plus a small percentage of press wine from the Les Genêts cuvée. However, from this vintage on, it also includes grapes from bush vines planted in 2014 in the Le Pitrouillet lieu-dit, located high up near the Moulin de Beaupreau further up the hill from Coulée de Serrant. This vintage also marks the first year Damien's wife Florence officially joined the business, so the name l'Alliance not only represents the blending of the vineyards, but the change in their personal life too. The vinification and ageing are the same as for La Petite Roche. After a natural fermentation, the wine is aged on the lees in stainless steel tank for 10 months, resulting in a pure wine with a perfumed and quite floral nose, primary fruit (apple and pear), a little hint of orange zest and electric acidity.