For the past decade, the young, handsome Eric Morgat has quietly been producing some of the Loire Valley’s most interesting and complex Chenin Blancs. Coming from a family that has cultivated the terroirs of Anjou for more than two centuries, Eric Morgat created his own domaine in 1995 at the age of 25 in the Savennieres appellation. The vineyard was created entirely by buying parcels which had gone wild or been abandoned. He selected the best terroirs, certainly difficult to work but all carrying great promise. Young Savennières, “the ultimate dry Chenin Blanc” and “the most cerebral wine in the world”, has traditionally been an exercise in hope: bone dry and notably high in acidity with great extract but as tightly furled as a brand new umbrella. These new richer styles have much more obvious fruit and much better integrated acidity so that they can give enormous pleasure at two or three years old while showing every sign that they will age well too. This Savennieres is a wine that is of the highest quality and will provide huge drinking pleasure. Highly recommended.