Domaine Le Facteur "Le Facteur Su'l Velo" 2019

100% Chenin blanc
A still white wine from the Loire region of France.


Vibrant and bright. Citrusy, honey suckle, mint.

Tasting Notes

The 2019 Le Facteur Su’l Velo from Domaine Le Facteur appears on the glass as pale yellow with a greenish rim.

On the nose the wine is vibrant. The bouquet opens with citrusy notes, honey suckle and jasmin, a hint of mint.

On the mouth the 2019 Le Facteur Su’l Velo is fresh yet very round. A very bright wine. The finish is medium long and very pleasant.

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Score 90

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Domaine Le Facteur "Le Facteur Su'l Velo" 2019
Le Facteur Su'l Velo (2019) Review
Estate making Le Facteur Su'l Velo Estate Domaine Le Facteur
Le Facteur Su'l Velo (2019) Label Le Facteur Su'l Velo
Style of Le Facteur Su'l Velo Style White & Still
Country of Domaine Le Facteur Country France
Region of Domaine Le Facteur Region Loire
Grape blend of Le Facteur Su'l Velo Grapes Chenin blanc
Vintage of Le Facteur Su'l Velo Vintage 2019
My review of Le Facteur Su'l Velo Points
90

How it's made

The grapes used to vinify Le Facteur Su’l Veló grow on mixed soil: clay, and limestone. The wine is unfined but filtered and undergoes spontaneous fermentation. While not completely sulphite-free, only 50mg/L sulphites are added.

   

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Chenin blanc

Varietal

Chenin blanc is a white wine grape variety native to France’s Loire Valley. Because of its high acidity, it can be used to make anything from sparkling wines to well-balanced dessert wines, but if the vine’s natural vigor is not regulated, it can produce very bland, neutral wines. It can be found in most New World wine regions outside of the Loire; it is the most commonly planted variety in South Africa, where it was previously known as Steen. The grape may have been one of the first to be planted in South Africa by Jan van Riebeeck in 1655, or it may have arrived with Huguenots fleeing France after the Edict of Nantes was revoked in 1685. Chenin blanc was also often misidentified in Australia, making tracing its early history difficult. C. Waterhouse was rising Steen at Highercombe in Houghton, South Australia, by 1862, and it may have been introduced in James Busby’s collection of 1832.

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