Le Carillon de Vendôme 'Cocagne', Coteaux du Vendômois 2016

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Le Carillon de Vendôme 'Cocagne', Coteaux du Vendômois 2016

from 12.50

New discovery! From a tiny single hectare vineyard on silex soil in the Vendôme region of the Loire, France’s most northerly wine producing region.

'Cocagne' (stop sniggering at the back, Perkins!) is the name of a small, single-hectare vineyard (or 'lieu dit' as they say in France) in the Loire's Vendôme region, which is quickly becoming known as a premium site for Chenin Blanc. 

This is a little gem of a wine and counter-intuitively inexpensive considering the small-scale production and the quality of the fruit. It's a bone dry Chenin Blanc bursting with tangy apple, grapefruit and lime and a wet stone/chalky impression that must come from the silex soil. The finish is surprisingly long and has the cleansing bite of an apple sorbet. Purity, balance, clear varietal expression and a sense of place for just £12.50? That's outstanding value! 13.5% alc. Drink now-2021.

Customer comments:

"Quick response on the Chenin Blanc from Vendome - quite delicious - 12 more please!!!" - Mr R.P.

"Le Carillon is the stand out winner." - Mr J.C.

"It is lovely!" - Mr. P.J.

Had the Loire Chenin Blanc last night: its good stuff." - Mr.T.A.

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