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Damien Laureau - Les Genets 2014

Damien Laureau

Les Genets 2014

Bottled gold!

Weighty Whites

The perfect match Salmon with sorrel

  • Powerful
  • Complex
  • Spicy
  • Fruity

£19.92 was £24.90 per bottle

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An expert's opinion

AOP Savennières represents one of the greatest regions for white wines in the entire of France, largely due to Chenin Blanc, the principle grape variety that so wonderfully expresses the local terroir. Damien Laureau guides this to the highest levels, allowing for the elegance and finesse of the grape to shine through. "Les Genêts" charms with its freshness, minerality and clearly defined fruit, so typically of the Loire Valley. It was one of the first wines we had the pleasure to showcase to our family here at Le Petit Ballon and it has been one of our greatest successes. If there's a downside it's that the production is small, so enjoy this delicious 2014 vintage whilst it lasts!

Jean-Michel Deluc. Head Sommelier of Petit Ballon.
The estate

Damien Laureau

Damien Laureau and his wife have owned this estate since 1999 and quickly decided to focus on the vineyards of Savennières and Savennières Roche-aux-Moines. Located south of Angers, this small estate of 8.5 hectares is based on a meticulous work and respectful of the environment. Here vines are looked after through gentle practices. 

Other wines from this estate
Service 12°

Decanting 30 minutes
  • ic-meat

    Meat Chicken salad with avocado and shrimp, veal stew, oysters

  • ic-cheese

    Cheese Valençay, Abondance, Crottin de Chavignol.

  • ic-fish

    Fish Salmon with sorrel, Turbot, Monkfish, Scallops with cream.

  • ic-vegetable

    Vegetables Vegetable raviolo, white asparagus.

  • Desserts No dessert recommendations for this wine

  • Eye The colour of the wine is a clear, pale gold with brilliant silver reflections. The intensity of the colour suggests freshness and richness; a wonderful combination!

  • Nose The Chenin Blanc makes itself known on the nose with aromas of linden, camomile, pear compote, peach, quince and strong minerality

  • Mouth The wine is round and sweet on the palate, with honey, ripe fruit and soft blossom flavours finishing with a fresh, minerality that cleans the palate.

  • Origin : Vallée de la Loire

  • Appellation : AOP Savennières

  • Grapes : Chenin

  • Culture : Organic not certified

  • Capacity : 750 mL

  • Alcohol : 14%

  • Sulfite : Yes

  • Price per liter : £33.20
    (Subscribers: £33.20)

Peak 2018
Keeping potential 2025
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