Sauvignon blanc from Germany, a variety not very typical to this country. With sometimes very nice results. But what does it add, certainly in the range of Chabrol, where we already have a pretty diverse range of this variety, from the Loire in particular? In various styles and price categories.
However, this is a special wine: the name HADES (an abbreviation of the five producers that have united in this ‘project’) means that new small French wooden barrels have been used for both fermentation and maturation. The justified question that also occurred to us: is this grape variety suitable to be placed ‘thick in the wood’, as we would say in Dutch? Is the wine broad-shouldered enough to wear this jacket?
The wine certainly is! Fairly low yields, 35 hectolitres per hectare and soils of marl and clay and vines up to 35 years old and upbringing on the yeast. All this makes for a wine with a lot of concentration and substance. In addition to the body and tones of vanilla, the use of wood also adds a considerable aging potential: this wine should be able to last about 20 years. Maybe something on the young side now, but fresh grass tones and kiwi already give him a lot of liveliness. A very exciting glass of wine, certainly not ordinary.