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BEL0317WW
Batard Langelier
Metaphore
2017
Loire
Organic Conversion
Wild yeasts
Low Sulphur

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Jeremie and his wife Claire are third generation winemakers responsible for around 24 hectares of vines (averaging 40 years old) in the Muscadet Sevre et Maine appelation to the SE of Nantes. Found a mere 50km away from the Atalantic the true joy in their wines, and the reason I have taken 4 cuvees from the same one single grape (Melon de Bourgogne), is the variety of soils on which it grows and varying time it spends aging on its lees. Each cuvee is a parcelaire selection to truly express the minerality, finesse and typicity of their soils from; sandy loam, gabbros, clay silicious, gneiss and biotite granite with lees aging ranging from 6 to 24 months. Having travelled the world over, Jeremie and Claire retunred inspired by cleaner low intervetnion farming and in 2014 started the conversion to Organic viticulture.

Tasting note: Softer; tropical nose of ripe papaya; fresh mango and cantaloupe melon. Great immediate tension and acidity on the pallet; the lees aging brings out a soft; fleshy texture. It is juicy and mouthwatering with tangerine; papaya and passion fruit taking over and keeping it moreish and juicy till the end.
Winemaking Detail: Hand-harvested from one plot of 40/50 year old vines on Gneiss. Lightly pressed and then allowed to settle, followed by fermentation on wild yeasts. Fermentation and aging in traditional underground cement tanks lined with tiles, under controlled temperature. The wine is then racked on fine lees with a little battonage, before being aged on lees for 24 months then a further 12 months in bottle.
Features Passionfruit Mango Leesy Juicy Textured

Features Juicy, Leesy, Mango, Mouthwatering, Passionfruit, Textured,
Tasting note Softer, tropical nose of ripe papaya, fresh mango and cantaloupe melon. Great immediate tension and acidity on the pallet, the lees aging brings out a soft, fleshy texture. It is juicy and mouthwatering with tangerine, papaya and passion fruit taking over and keeping it moreish and juicy till the end.
Drink with
Capers, Grilled squid, Stingray,

Wine details

Country France
Region Loire
Producer Batard Langelier
Wine Name Metaphore
Style White
Vintage 2017
Main Grape Melon de Bourgogne
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 12%
Production 7000
Aging 8 months on lees
Soil Gneiss
Time to drink Now - 2023
Winemaking Detail Hand-harvested from one plot of 40/50 year old vines on Gneiss. Lightly pressed and then allowed to settle, followed by fermentation on wild yeasts. Fermentation and aging in traditional underground cement tanks lined with tiles, under controlled temperature. The wine is then racked on fine lees with a little battonage, before being aged on lees for 24 months then a further 12 months in bottle.

BEL0317WW
Batard Langelier
Metaphore
2017
Loire
Organic Conversion
Wild yeasts
Low Sulphur

x

Jeremie and his wife Claire are third generation winemakers responsible for around 24 hectares of vines (averaging 40 years old) in the Muscadet Sevre et Maine appelation to the SE of Nantes. Found a mere 50km away from the Atalantic the true joy in their wines, and the reason I have taken 4 cuvees from the same one single grape (Melon de Bourgogne), is the variety of soils on which it grows and varying time it spends aging on its lees. Each cuvee is a parcelaire selection to truly express the minerality, finesse and typicity of their soils from; sandy loam, gabbros, clay silicious, gneiss and biotite granite with lees aging ranging from 6 to 24 months. Having travelled the world over, Jeremie and Claire retunred inspired by cleaner low intervetnion farming and in 2014 started the conversion to Organic viticulture.

Tasting note: Softer; tropical nose of ripe papaya; fresh mango and cantaloupe melon. Great immediate tension and acidity on the pallet; the lees aging brings out a soft; fleshy texture. It is juicy and mouthwatering with tangerine; papaya and passion fruit taking over and keeping it moreish and juicy till the end.
Winemaking Detail: Hand-harvested from one plot of 40/50 year old vines on Gneiss. Lightly pressed and then allowed to settle, followed by fermentation on wild yeasts. Fermentation and aging in traditional underground cement tanks lined with tiles, under controlled temperature. The wine is then racked on fine lees with a little battonage, before being aged on lees for 24 months then a further 12 months in bottle.
Features Passionfruit Mango Leesy Juicy Textured

Features Juicy, Leesy, Mango, Mouthwatering, Passionfruit, Textured,
Tasting note Softer, tropical nose of ripe papaya, fresh mango and cantaloupe melon. Great immediate tension and acidity on the pallet, the lees aging brings out a soft, fleshy texture. It is juicy and mouthwatering with tangerine, papaya and passion fruit taking over and keeping it moreish and juicy till the end.
Drink with
Capers, Grilled squid, Stingray,

Wine details

Country France
Region Loire
Producer Batard Langelier
Wine Name Metaphore
Style White
Vintage 2017
Main Grape Melon de Bourgogne
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 12%
Production 7000
Aging 8 months on lees
Soil Gneiss
Time to drink Now - 2023
Winemaking Detail Hand-harvested from one plot of 40/50 year old vines on Gneiss. Lightly pressed and then allowed to settle, followed by fermentation on wild yeasts. Fermentation and aging in traditional underground cement tanks lined with tiles, under controlled temperature. The wine is then racked on fine lees with a little battonage, before being aged on lees for 24 months then a further 12 months in bottle.