Peter Maude Fine Wines
2018, Domaine du Pélican, ARBOIS Savagnin Ouillé Grand Curoulet
Grand Curoulet is a terroir that is most suitable for Savagnin. The soil is made of grey marls (about half the parcel) and multicoloured marls (green and wine-red) from the Trias geological period – the oldest and highest quality marls. Domaine du Pélican purchased this Grand Curoulet parcel in 2012.
"Intensely heady, beguiling honeysuckle and peach aromas precede an equally expressive but also incredibly lively palate. The vines are only very young yet this has such incredible length and presence. Crisp, crunchy stone and yellow fruits, and a hint of fresh-cut flower, offset by a razor-sharp freshness and cleansing minerality that lift and carry the fruit along the echoing finish." Justerini & Brooks, London