La Niverdière - Resilience 2016
(Chinon, Loire Valley, France)
From a hallowed parcel of 75-year-old vines, Resilience is the pinnacle of the estates production. These tree-like plants in this jungle of a vineyard provide a tiny amount of fruit of the highest concentration and flavour, used to produce a layered, complex, and age-worthy wine. Here we are happy to present the second vintage 2016, which is showing beautifully at the moment. Dense fruit, layers and layers of bramble and spices, a remarkable freshness from this cold vintage, and the trademark salinity on the finish. One to enjoy and watch evolve over a long evening.
A pure and energetic Cabernet Franc from one of the region's up and coming talents. Martine Budé's wines have such a distinct delicate touch, and are the epitome of purity. Juicy dark fruits with savoury notes, a soft structure, and a long spicy finish