2014 Patrimonio Blanc "Carco"

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"Leccia’s Patrimonio can make me think of Raveneau’s Montée de Tonnerre. If you can imagine that, then Arena’s could be described as more like Coche-Dury’s Meursault. White Burgundies are oaky, however. Chardonnay likes oak. Vermentino doesn’t, according to Leccia and Arena, so you have to factor that into a comparison. Different grapes, different winemakers, oak vs. no oak—whatever likeness is due to similar chalky soils. The Arena, like the white Burgs, finished its malo, so it seems thicker, weightier. With aeration it turns more limestony, and an apricot pit fruit flavor emerges." –Kermit Lynch