2018 Confluence Chenin
Eric Nicolas of Belliviere produces Chenin of exceptional purity and complexity. Jasnières and its neighbour Coteaux du Loir are tiny appellations 25 miles north of Tours on the smaller Loir River in the central part of France's Loire Valley. The vines are cultivated manually (ploughing, scratching, etc.), parcel by parcel, little by little, and everything was converted to biodynamics in 2008.
'Confluence' is a beautiful dry Chenin, as fresh and crisp as Spring. White fruits (especially peach) waltz with jasmine, citrus and apple in a spirited palate-dance that sees your mouth involuntarily smiling. Enjoy now, or cellar for an amazing reward.