Clos le Grand Beaupreau Savennieres 2010 stole my heart at the very beginning, with the first sip! Recently I’ve been tasting a lot of wines from Loire Valley and that one is definitely my favourite!
Clos le Grand Beaupreau 2010 was a deep gold coloured wine. The aroma was simply beautiful, pure and quite intense – honeysuckle, acacia honey, lychee and orange peel with a subtle hint of rose petals and eucalyptus. Its bouquet reminded me a bit of botrytis wines and I remember I couldn’t wait to take the first sip ;)
In the mouth Clos le Grand Beaupreau 2010 was full-bodied and dry with some residual sugar. The acidity was high but hidden under the RI. Clos le Grand Beaupreau tasted of lychee, orange marmalade and lime. It’s well-balanced, complex and concentrated. Tannins were integrated, smooth and rounded. You can barely taste alcohol (it only creates a great body) although there is 14,5% vol. on the label. The finish is long and pure with delicate notes of orange and bitter lemon peel.
I have tasted many of Savennieres wines, although mostly they were young and fresh ones. Clos le Grand Beaupreau 2010 is a 5 years old wine and beautifully shows the power of the terroir.
Domaine de la Bergerie Clos le Grand Beaupreau Savennieres 2010 – wine review:
Wine – Clos le Grand Beaupreau Savennieres
Country – France
Region – Loire Valley
Appellation – Savennieres AOC
Vintage – 2010
Producer – Domaine de la Bergerie
Winemaker – Yves & Earl Guegniard
Style and type – still; white, dry
Alcohol – 14,5%
Barrel ageing – yes
Serving temperature – 12-14°C
Cellaring – yes
Price range – 35-40 Euro
Tasting date – Feb 15