So-called because the vineyard resembles the wings of a butterfly (papillon), this is the top Baumard Savennières cru. It has richness, a touch of caramel, but an intense mineral, green plum and citrus character that gives it structure and ageability. Screwcap.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.