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Tania and Vincent Carême Terre Brûlée
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Tania and Vincent Carême Terre Brûlée 2018

Swartland, Coastal Region, South AfricaVincent Carême is a well-known Loire producer situated in Vouvray at Domaine Vincent Carême, but his wife Tania is from South Africa, where the couple has a 10-acre vineyard planted over decomposed granite in Swartland. They make wine in both places, and both hemispheres certainly influence the other. This is their flagship bottling, with 40 year old vines from Swartland's decomposed granite and shale soils, at 656m altitude. After a whole bunch pressing, this was native fermented and aged on lees in stainless, wood tank, and 500L new French oak barrels. Chenin's waxiness coats the palate, giving this 13 degree wine more depth than anticipated. Honeycomb, white peach, wild lemon, streams along the palate, with tight, crystalline lemon acidity. This vibrates along the palate to a ringing mineral finish. Quite a striking wine now, and one that will easily sail through the few years in your cellar.Tasted: 04 June 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 21.99 BCLS Exclusive Producer: Vincent CarêmeDistributors: Authentic Wine and Spirits Merchants
Grape: Chenin BlancCSPC: 182934UPC: 3770003649540