Château de Fosse-Seche

Arcane Saumur Chenin Blanc

9.080 ratings
9.032 pro ratings
Saumur, Anjou-Saumur, Loire Valley, France
Chenin Blanc
Turkey, Vanilla & Caramel, Fruit & Berries, Exotic Spices, Salads & Greens, Pate, Potato, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Fruit Desserts, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pungent Cheese, Squash & Root Vegetables, Goat & Feta Cheese, Cheddar & Gruyere, Sweet Potato, Yuca, Taro, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Nuts & Seeds, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Shellfish, Sweet Potato
Top Notes For
Scott Wren

Chenin --linear with lots of minerality

Chenin --linear with lots of minerality

Aug 19th, 2017
Yotam Sharon

Consulting Winemaker Gvaot, Miles, Alona; Blogger yotamsharon.com

9.1

Delicious Chenin, rocks and yellow fruit.

Delicious Chenin, rocks and yellow fruit.

1 person found it helpfulApr 25th, 2016
William Hughes

This is a delicious Chenin Blanc. The Pite brothers farm organically on clay/flint soils. No SO2 used on their wines. These are a very balanced example of their terroir. Better than my last tasting notes.

This is a delicious Chenin Blanc. The Pite brothers farm organically on clay/flint soils. No SO2 used on their wines. These are a very balanced example of their terroir. Better than my last tasting notes.

Aug 9th, 2016
William Hughes

This Saumur has a round mouthfeel. I wish the palate picked up more on the intense and lovely nose of white flowers, candied lime, and quince.

This Saumur has a round mouthfeel. I wish the palate picked up more on the intense and lovely nose of white flowers, candied lime, and quince.

Jul 3rd, 2016
Emmanuel Cazes

Saumur 2014, on lèche du caillou, très droit et avec de la fraîcheur

Saumur 2014, on lèche du caillou, très droit et avec de la fraîcheur

Jan 17th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

The most floral and intensely fragrant nose of the tasting. White flowers, quince, lime, sea breeze, and a touch of honey.

The most floral and intensely fragrant nose of the tasting. White flowers, quince, lime, sea breeze, and a touch of honey.

Nov 11th, 2015
Alex Alan

Wine Director Hotel Delmano

9.1

2012. Dense and stacked now...but with a few years of bottle age it's gonna be great.

2012. Dense and stacked now...but with a few years of bottle age it's gonna be great.

Nov 5th, 2015
Will Predhomme

Sommelier, Vintner The North Shore Project, Master of Wine candidate

9.2

Chenin Blanc for lunch; bio, explosive & tense. Everything to love. Esp. good as it's a 2011.

Chenin Blanc for lunch; bio, explosive & tense. Everything to love. Esp. good as it's a 2011.

Jun 9th, 2015
Sabra Lewis

2006

2006

Apr 27th, 2015
Bryan Garcia

Sales Grand Cru Selections

9.3

Special dirt makes special wines.

Special dirt makes special wines.

Jan 31st, 2015