在葡萄酒的世界,如果你有錢,要找好的葡萄酒,應該沒有甚麼難度。但我肯定錢很有限,必須找一些物超所值的葡萄酒。也由於這個原因,我經常都會試飲一些鮮為人知的冷門地區。

今次飲的是 Loire Valley 的 Savennieres。Savennieres 的葡萄酒使用了 100% 的 Chenin Blanc。我一向覺得 Chenin Blanc 是一種非常好的葡萄,足以和 Chardonnay 與 Riesling 媲美,只可惜它總似乎得不到大眾的垂青。但也正因為這個原因,它的價格往往偏低。

Savennieres 是整個 Loire Valley 中最佳的 Chenin Blanc 產區之一。年產量頗低,整個地區一般只生產二萬至三萬箱。Savennieres 的乾白酒,一般擁有很好的複雜性,加上礦物和蜂蜜的味道,極高的陳年潛力,往往需要頗長的瓶內陳年,才達致成熟。

這瓶 2005 Chateau de Chamboureau Savennieres Cuvee d’Avant 給我的第一個印象是它那極強酵母的味道,竟有些 Jacques Selosse 香檳的影子。中等以上的酒體和酸度,頗高的香味濃度, 柑橘、檸檬、礦物、蜂蜜、蘋果、梨子的味道。它那酵母、Manuka 蜂蜜和礦物味道的融合,實在非常吸引。以約二百港元來說,我覺得它實在物超所值。

我有多喜歡?我不禁立即買了一箱 Savennieres 最著名主產商 Nicolas Joly 的 1985 Coulee de Serrant。雖然這是 Savennieres 最佳的葡萄酒,還是 1985 年,已經陳年了 25 年,但售價都只是三百五十英鎊,即使未喝,都覺得它真的太抵買了!

購自 London (HK$200)

5 Responses to “葡萄酒尋寶 – 2005 Chateau de Chamboureau Savennieres Cuvee d’Avant”

  1. winey says:

    三百五十英鎊是指1箱12支嗎?
    即大約$350 1支? 比MoetNV還要平??? *o*

    • Man says:

      Yes, GBP350 for the whole case. They are cheaper than Moet NV! Unfortunately, I eventually didn’t buy that case as they are not in good condition. Half of the case of the wine got cork popped up. I ended up buying a case of vintage 2001 at GBP450 a case. Still, I believe this is a bargain!

      • winey says:

        ic, very nice, recently also trying to find Jacques Selosse Champagne, but so difficult to find or even have, all are very expensive…. (over normal price 20-30%….,sometimes really hate god water…always made wine price explode…)
        so do you know anywhere in HK may have Savennieres Champagne for sell ?

        • Man says:

          Jacques Selosse has always been quite expensive. I bought them before God Water and they are still over HK$1000. I just checked and found that Selosse Initial is available at HK$1030 in Hong Kong, which seems reasonable. You can checkout http://www.wine-searcher.com to find them.

          BTW, Savennieres is not champagne, it is still wine. The one I tried has a nose that remind me of Jacques Selosse but it is not a sparkling wine. I guess that Selosse’s like smell is coming from lees ageing with some deliberate oxidation as well as ageing in bottle. Since this is my only bottle of Savnnieres tried, I can’t say this is the style of Savennieres and have to try more. If you are interested to try Savennieres as well, just check out wine-searcher.com. There are a few shops offering this in Hong Kong.

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