Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Wine of the Week - Pascal Laffourcade Clos des Quarts

Now that the weather has finally turned towards fall, there's no reason to abandon white wine just yet. Our featured wine this week is ready to make the seasonal transition with you - and is a real rarity as well. The Pascal Laffourcade Clos des Quarts is a rare example of Chenin Blanc grown in Quarts de Chaume (traditionally a producer of dessert wine) that is fermented to dryness. This is a white with some serious structure and the ability to age. Roger Voss, writing for Wine Enthusiast, says of the 2015 vintage:
"This single-vineyard wine is impressively ripe and rich. It is maturing although nowhere near its peak. The ripe apple, mango and kiwifruits are matched by the intensity of the mineral texture. (09/2018)"


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