Domaine de Bablut, Coteau de l’Aubance Noble 50cl 2005

£32.00 (50cl)

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SKU: LOBL0605F

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Sandstone and schist soils. Stony, well-exposed hillsides that favour the development of autumn mists and botrytis. Hand harvested in successive ‘tries’ to collect only highly botrytis-affected fruit. Fermentation/ maturation in new and 1 year old oak barrels for 18 months.

Tasting note

The nose, fine and elegant, is very "botrytized", it is marked by notes of candied apricot and candied orange peel. The characteristics of the shale terroir are also present: "zan" and hot stone. The palate, very sweet, is powerful and nevertheless elegant. The usual sweet nervousness of the Chenin blanc which ripens on shale soils prevents all this sweetness from turning into softness.

About the producer

The Daviau family have owned vines on the hills surrounding Brissac since 1546. Today, their 50 hectares of vineyards spread over numerous and varied parcels in and around the commune. Christophe Daviau, heir to the family business, now manages Domaine de Bablut, following the completion of his wine studies at the University of Bordeaux. Due to his great respect for the environment, Christophe committed himself to organic farming. Furthermore, inspired by natural activist Nicolas Joly, Christophe adopts many biodynamic practices too. In 1993, a biodynamic trial was initiated to convert the entire vineyard to organic viticulture. This was completed in 1996. Christophe’s philosophy is to create a harmonious balance between terroir and grape variety, which he does with serious aplomb.

This approach is further strengthened with the conservation of grass strips and the planting of hedges, in order to provide ideal cover for beneficial insects. Christophe uses green manure to nourish the vines. The vineyards are maintained by mechanical hoeing and superficial ploughing, which on the one hand promotes a deep rooting and allows the plant to better resist the drought and, on the other hand, draws mineral elements from the soil.



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