Awarded 90 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their February 2017 edition review of Loire Dry Chenins (see blue link below).
A classy, dry, Loire Chenin from one of the classiest of Loire producers, one whose (biodynamic) approach is more Burgundian than of the Loire. Harvesting is manual, selecting grapes at their very ripest level; vinification is handled in small batches with bottling both unfined and unfiltered. The producer has garnered praise in the European press for his exciting wines, which are always filled with ripe, generous fruit and supple textures.
L’Insolite is from a plot of vines some 85 years old, grown on clayey-limestone with sandstone and flint subsoil. It is aged on its fine lees for 12 months with batonnage. The nose is very attractive, full of pears, pineapple and honey. There is incredible vitality on the palate with perfect balancing acidity. After a couple of hours in the carafe, drink it with lobster in sauce, sea bass steamed with ginger and/or gourmet Chinese food.
L'Insolite 2015 - February 2017 Decanter review