La Niverdière - Resilience 2018
(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 third vintage 2018. It was characterised by some of the ideal weather conditions in Chinon, leading to very textured and silky wines. Dense fruit, mild herbaceous notes, layers of bramble and spice, and the trademark salinity on the finish. Drinking pleasurably now, though will reward those who can stash it away for a year or two.
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