Domaine Jousset Exile Blanc 2019

Typically made from organic grapes that Lise and Bertrand source from the Loire Valley, this vintage of the Exilé blanc is the result of a literal backpacking/grape harvesting mission that Bertrand went on in 2016 when the vines in the Loire were hit hard by frost and hail in the summer. The Colombard they found on that trip continues to please in the 2019 version, combined with Chenin Blanc from their vineyards in Touraine. There's a density and marked minerality that the Chenin blanc provides, with mid-palate weight and roundness of the Colombard. It's crisp at first, then becomes rounder, with notes of white and yellow fruits and citrus

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