Fabien Duveau

Loire | Saumur-Champigny | Chacé

Fabien Duveau is the 8th generation of his family to make wine in Saumur-Champigny — “one of the jewels of the Loire,” he believes. Expressing their individuality is a key objective in his winemaking. Farming organically and cultivating biodiversity in and around the vineyards are integral to Fabien’s aim of making wines that express both “the complex nature of the land and the know-how of its winemakers.” Fabien is deeply influenced by tradition, yet his innovative perspectives and and minimalist style infuse his wines with a freshness and delicacy that mark them as vibrant, eloquent examples of what Saumur-Champigny wines are at heart.

Fabien Duveau 2016 Saumur Blanc "Les Poyeux"

Before Clos Rougeard purchased their legendary Chenin parcel on the hill of Brézé, the white wine from this iconic domaine was produced from the venerable “Les Poyeux” vineyard. Today, Les Poyeux is almost exclusively planted to cabernet franc but Fabien’s mother's family still owns a tiny 7 acres of chenin and, as far as we know, he is the only person making a single parcel bottling of Les Poyeux Blanc. The wine is fermented and aged on the lees in new, one and two year-old oak barrels. The resulting wine captures the unique, delicate limestone signature of the vineyard. The wine is bright and resonant and dangerously delicious. Only 12 barrels were produced.

  • 2016
  • Chenin Blanc
  • France
  • Loire
  • Saumur-Champigny
  • Organic
  • Les Poyeux
  • Tuffeau, sand
  • Neutral barrel
  • Neutral barrel
  • 0.46
  • 750 ml

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