Clément Baraut Savennières Roche aux Moines 'Les Petites Coulees'
Region: Savennieres Roche aux Moines
Grapes: Chenin Blanc
Clément is one of the pioneers of biodynamic winemaking, and has been instrumental in the development of Savennières as an appellation and, along with Nicolas Joly, responsible the proliferation of natural winemaking in the Loire. In a region known for its chiselled wines, those of Clément Baraut stand out for their digeste quality and freedom. These are fine and nuanced wines that express their terroir with precision and are the result of more than 30 years of thoughtful, carefully considered tweaks.
Baraut is one of only 8 vignerons to own a parcel (0.4ha) in the prestigious Roche Aux Moines (33ha) that was recently awarded Grand Cru status. the wine has a sumptuous texture on the palate and notable umami. Rich but balanced and very long, this is a sensational wine that will need some time in a glass or carafe to unwind. A pinch of sulphur added at bottling only. For drinking now into the next few decades.