Arnaud Lambert - 2016 Saumur Blanc, ‘Yves Lambert’

Price: $20.00
Size: 750ml
Availability:

Out of stock

Type of Wine: White
Style: High acid, Mineral

About The Wine

Inside the bottle: Not every wine is worth only its asking price. This is one of those that far exceeds its cost. I don’t often use the word “overachiever” because one can only achieve their potential. This wine seems to be coming as close as it can to achieving its limit. The nose is strikingly pure and classic Chenin Blanc: sharp mineral impressions, ripe apple and pear, lemon curd and baking spices. In the palate, refreshing acidity leads the attack on the palate and leaves your mouth with the impression that it has just finished its last bite of a delicious slice of apple pie. My mouth is watering as I write this! Great wine, great price. Not too “cheniny,” if you know what I mean…

Terroir: This wine is gifted with part of its vineyards on the historically famous white wine hill, Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg, in Saumur. All of the vines are located in the Saumur-Champigny appellation but cannot carry the name because use of the appellation name is restricted to red, therefore this wine is limited only the “Saumur” appellation name. Saint-Cyr brings the limestone and the lower, flatter areas the alluvial soils, a mix of gravel, sand and clay. The weather remains cool most of the season until picking time, which endows the wine with plenty tension.