Moulin Blanc, Blanc de Blancs 2012, France
The star of four terrific wines just tasted from the Loire's Moulin Blanc, this dry white table wine is composed of 65% Chenin Blanc and 35% Chardonnay and is made in a gently 'natural wine' style. There's a golden hint to the pale green colour. Really inviting,gently yeasty and salty nose, with a burgeoning sense of honey and
almond richness amongst the fresh, ozone and apple aromas. Just delicious on the palate: massively tangy and vital, a core of apple cut by a squeeze of ripe lemon or orange maybe, the dry, nut husk quality
hinting at a Fino Sherry without any real sense of the oxidation. It's the delicious core of sweet fruit that pushes through, nutty notes gathering again in the very long finish. Superb.
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