92 points James Suckling
"What a vibrant dry chenin blanc this is! Captivating nose of citrus blossom and sliced pear. At once ripe and juicy, but so clean and bright, the (13.5%) alcohol barely perceptible in this finely nuanced wine that underplays its mineral power, until you reach the intense, crystalline finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold."
92 points Decanter
"Clean and fresh green apple and touches of honey. Appealing and elegant with dense fruit and intensely long length."
"Full bottle 1,312 g. Certified Ecocert organic.
An ineluctable nose that somehow pushes me away as tersely as I am pulled towards it. Of petrichor chiselled from withering lemons. Of triturated cement and honey turning white firm to liquid in the sun and frangipanis in the early morning. It carves the tongue, slowly, with the precision, tightly held-back power and fierce concentration of a lithographer. It gleams like mithril and seems to echo in the mouth like the halls and caverns of Tolkien's middle-earth. A wine of Moria. There is Savennière severity in the fractal galaxy of its acidity; salt crystals lacing and locking like snowflakes frozen on wires; and yet right there, in its very tenaciously still centre, there is such a sweetness and purity of fruit that my spine is tingling. Origami-folded bergamot on the cusp of flowers and quince. Beeswax and lanolin and the faintest drift of smoke on the warm floral breath of a soft, heavy breeze on a summer night. An ocean of complexity and depth. Long and achingly pure. VGV 17.5/20 points. (TC)"
Vinous Reverie Notes
The Longchamps family now owns an enviable 30 hectares worth of land in Savennieres, with over half of these being Villages-level plots: Rochefort-sur-Loire, Beaulieu-sur-Layon, Saint Lambert-du-Lattay and Moze-sur-le-Louet. The Northern plots of the estate are mainly made of schists and metamorphic rock (mainly Rhyolite) The plots lining the appellation’s Southern bank, are made of schists and clay. Since 2009, the estate is certified organic, and most top parcels are farmed with biodynamic practices.