Sylvain Dittière La Porte Saint Jean 'La Perlée' 2018Regular price £44.00
At just 24, Sylvain Dittière established La Porte Saint Jean, a small project buying grapes from trusted Saumur growers. Ten years on, it has morphed into a fifteen-acre estate of his own vineyards and Dittière’s wines are spoken of in the same tones as those from Gauby, Thierry Germain, and Clos Rougeard – with all of whom he apprenticed. His wines are cut from similar cloth: organically farmed and naturally handled, they share an agreeable pureness of fruit and some nervy minerality. Wines to watch? Nah. These are wines to *drink* - and now, before they reach the dizzying prices of his forerunners. La Perlée’s restrained, but broad orchard fruit is cut by a shimmering saltiness that more than lives up to its pearlescent moniker.