Savennières: Château d'Epiré 'Le Hu Boyau' 2012
Grasp this rare opportunity to purchase a mature white wine from a top vineyard site next door to the legendary Clos de la Coulée de Serrant, in the shabby chic village of Savennières. Partner with Coquilles St- Jacques, blanquette de veau, baked camembert or mushroom risotto for a life-affirming treat.
5th generation winemaker, Paul Bizard, vinifies the 60-year old grapes from this unofficial Premier cru site 'Hu Boyau' (meaning 'over the woods' in local dialect) separately from his main Savennières – in newish (1-7 year) oak barrels.
|Style||White Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Loire, Savennières|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Chenin Blanc|
|Food & Wine Matching||Cheese, Seafood|
|Cellarage||Drink 2019 to 2022.|
|Vinification||60 year-old vines are hand-harvested and then vinified in (1-7 year old) oak barrels for 9 months.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13|
Château d'Epiré (Paul Bizard)
Paul Bizard, the amiable patron of Château d'Epiré, is a fifth generation vigneron with as sharp an insight into the region's wines as anyone in the vicinity.
The Château d’Epiré is one of the oldest vineyards in Savennières and it has been in the family since the 17th century. The vineyard has eleven hectares of which nine are for producing Savennières.
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