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Stater-West 'Les Chapaudasies' Blanc, Saumur, Loire Valley, France 2020

  • $68.00
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CHENIN BLANC
TART & FRESH and MINERAL
SUSTAINABLE FARMING
COLLECTIBLE & CELLAR-WORTHY and CRITIC SCORE 90+
SAUMUR and LOIRE VALLEY
FRANCE

Stater-West Les Chapaudasies Blanc Saumur, Loire Valley, France 2020

Brendan Stater-West has been quietly but quickly generating a profile as one of the Loire Valley's hottest new producers. A young American guy from Oregon with no winemaking history ends up in Saumur as the assistant vigneron to Romain Guiberteau--that's a story in itself. But Brendan's natural talent is clearly apparent once you take a sip of his wines. He launched his domaine in 2015, and has been improving his wines with each vintage!

  • Variety: Chenin Blanc 
  • Terroir: Fruit for ‘Les Chapaudaises’ comes from a small, one-hectare plot in the heart of Saumur, planted in 2006.  Brendan Stater-West moved to France ten years ago to teach English and fell in love with wine while working at a retail shop in Paris. He founded his namesake domaine in 2015 after scoring an apprenticeship and studying under Romain Guiberteau.
  • Farming: Lutte raisonnée, organic methods
  • Vinification: Harvest is sorted in the vineyard. Light decanting of lees, indigenous yeast fermentation in older oak barrels for up to 1 month. Aged for 12 months in older barrel, 6 months blending in stainless steel tank.
  • Tasting Notes: Zesty and bright with a strong mineral core and notes of green apple skin, dried honey, and body that continues to build to a lifted, mineral finish.