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La Folle Berthe, 2022 Update

La Folle Berthe, 2022 Update

Back in the crepuscular and Covid-riddled days of 2021 I spent a couple of weeks in Bordeaux retasting the 2019 vintage from bottle. Keen to make use of the weekend in the middle of my Bordeaux marathon, I headed up to Saumur for two days with a more Ligérian theme.

During the course of the weekend I tasted with at least a dozen vignerons, a mix of familiar names and a few that were new to me. Along the latter was David Foubert (pictured below). He was pouring just a handful of wines, but one among them – a striking dry Chenin Blanc from the Fontenelles vineyard – was without a doubt one of the best wines at the tasting, if not the very best.

La Folle Berthe

For this reason I was pleased to meet David again earlier this year, when I once more found myself tasting my way around the Loire Valley. I was able to revisit one or two of the wines I tasted with him in Saumur, as well as expand my knowledge of his domaine and portfolio a little.

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