2018 Extra Brut Vouvray Chenin Blanc
Mathieu Cosme has been in charge of some of the most beautiful hectares in Vouvray since he took over from his father in 2005. Le Facteur (French for Postman) wines are crafted with a passionately natural approach – vineyards are plowed by horse, no herbicides or pesticides are ever used, harvest is by hand and ferments are wild.
His 2018 Extra Brut is a dry, racy sparkling crafted from Chenin Blanc. It's a classic style, with oxidative notes and a tart edge carried on the back of a vigourous bead. Green apple, creamed honey, citrus, minerals and salted caramel, with charming floral caresses. The chalky texture is divine. Ticks every box, this one.