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This Chenin Blanc hails from the Ajou region of the Loire. What makes it so unique is that the grapes are infected with Noble Rot, but instead of being made into a sweet wine, it's actually fermented until there is no residual sugar making it completely dry. Subtle notes of persimmon and candied ginger at first, leading into almost overripe nectarine and mango. A beautiful bouquet of spice and flowers come through on the finish along with a high acidity bringing everything together. An absolutely beautiful wine with a twist that makes it very unique!750ml ml
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RobertParker.com Tasting Note (2018 Vintage)
Stephan Reinhardt - 94 Points - "The 2018 Anjou Ronceray assembles all the plots of the Domaine on the Quarts-de-Chaume rump. Its name refers to the abbey of the same name, owner of the Chaume vineyards since the 11th century, reports Ivan Massonat, who stresses the complex geology of the terroir that combines schists and pudding sandstone. The bouquet of the golden-yellow 2018 is noble, perfectly ripe and concentrated in its elegant stone fruit aromas that intermingle with precise and refreshing slate as well as lemony notes. Filigreed, finessed and perfectly round and intense on the palate, this is a gorgeous Chenin with intense fruit, lush fruit concentration, lots of extract, fine tannins but also finesse and balance. Grapefruit bitters on the finish. To me, this is a picture-book Anjou from Rochefort-sur-Loire, and it is characterized by richness, finesse and elegance. Irresistible. 13.5% alcohol. Tasted in June 2021.
This is one of the most spectacular new entries in the history of The Wine Advocate, and it makes the Loire, especially its tributary, Layon, one of the most fascinating terroirs in the Anjou region. Domaine Belargus is the name that should soon populate the world's finest wine lists, especially since the prices are—still?—affordable."