Biodynamically farmed and from low yielding old vines, this sparkling Chenin Blanc shows delicate aromas of rockmelon, pineapple and faint honey. The palate is broad and textured leading into a pithy, chalky mineral finish. Move over Champagne, there's a new sheriff in town - Nick F
François Chidaine is one of the France's most exciting white wine makers. Great vineyards managed biodynamically, ultra low yields and 'hands off' élevage are the order of the day here. It gives you an idea of Chidaine's standing in the Loire that when Benjamin Dagueneau wanted to gain experience as a younger man, he went to work with Chidaine. As a collective, his wines offer a remarkably pure and vivid expression of their respective terroirs.
In terms of the regions, Montlouis is Vouvray's little brother, sitting directly across the Loire river in France's North. The analogy of siblings is a good one as the rivalry between these two regions is intense. However, as Montlouis is much smaller in size, 400 hectares as opposed to 1800 for Vouvray, and as most of the wine is consumed in France, Montlouis is less well known. - Importer Note.
|Product Type||Wine Sparkling Imported Non Champagne|
|Winemaking Practices||Minimal Intervention|