Bonnezeaux, Château de Fesles

Bonnezeaux, Château de Fesles

Château de Fesles is, without doubt, the best known estate with the largest vineyard holding in the Bonnezeaux appellation. The Chenin Blanc vineyards have an average age of about 50 years. The proximity of the River Layon and its morning mists favour the development of Botrytis or Noble Rot, to concentrate the grapes so as to produce one of the greatest dessert wines in the world. The grapes are hand-picked over the course of usually six ‘tries’ and the wine is matured for 15 months in oak barrels. Complex with notes of honey, baked apple, candied citrus, rich but with a freshness to balance the sweetness.

  • Type: White
  • Country: France
  • Region: Loire Valley
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Producer: Château de Fesles
  • Primary grape: Chenin Blanc
  • Bottle size: 50cl
  • List price: £27.30
  • Code: 29243
  • Expression: Lolly