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The wines of Château Pierre Bise, Loire, France

Contact: chateaupb@hotmail.com
Tel: +33 (0)2 41 78 31 44 Fax: +33 (0)2 41 78 41 24

Claude Papin’s Chenin Blancs are wonderful. Whether dry or sweet, it seems you can’t go wrong here.

Pierre-Bise Quarts de Chaume 2002
Wonderfully intense apricot and herb nose with some lifted acid. Palate is rich and complex with concentrated spicy, herby notes. Complex and rich, very sweet and viscous. Very good/excellent 94/100

Pierre-Bise Savvenières 2001
Lovely elegant nose of herbs and straw. Quite delicate. Harmonious herby palate with great balance and elegance: a profound dry white. Very good/excellent 93/100

Pierre-Bise Coteaux du Layon Beaulieu-Rouannières 2002
Quite a deep colour. Sweet, herby, full nose with crystalline fruits. The palate is richly textured and full. Great balance and purity. Very sweet with great texture and a herby edge. Not massively complex but lovely. Very good/excellent 92/100

Pierre-Bise Coteaux du Layon Chaume 1996
Deep colour. Complex herby nose – toasty, honeyed, rich, nutty and intense. The palate is concentrated and rich with complex herb and toast notes, together with some sweetness. A brilliantly poised, intense sweet wine. Excellent 95/100

UK availability:
RSJ (020 7633 0881), Lea & Sandeman (020 7244 0522)

see also: tasting notes of Loire wines

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