Domaine De La Loue, Savagnin 2020
Hailing from the iconic Sous La Roche parcel in Pupillin, the fruit for this much-loved cuvee benefits from the well-draining, emblematic grey marls of the area and from the orientation of the plot which provides shade in the morning and gentle sun in the afternoons. After harvesting, grapes from this site are pressed directly before going into three individual 350L barrels and spend a long, gentle élevage therein until bottling in April 2022. While the warm 2020 vintage produced fruit of relatively high potential alcohol, there’s enough energy, acidity, and salinity to hide it well in this cuvee. In its youth, the 2020 Savagnin is lean and racy; with time in bottle, fruit feels more tender, ripe, and generous.