Montlouis sur Loire Demi-Sec 'Les Tuffeaux' - François Chidaine - 2017

  • Origin

    Loire / France

  • Style


  • Grape Variety

    Chenin Blanc

  • Production

    Organic / Biodynamic

  • ABV

    12.5 %

  • Winemaking

    Late second harvest by hand from 30-90yr old vines


    From various vineyards in Montlouis, including from Chidaine's most prized (Clos du Volagray, Saint-Martin and Les Grillonnières) all with clay + 'tuffeau' limestone soils


    Fermentation in old 600l oak barrels without malolactic fermentation lasting up to 6 months


    Aged for 22 months on fine lees in old demi-muid barrels


    11.5 g/l residual sugar

  • Tasting Notes

    An off-dry Chenin from one of the Loire's leading natural producers. Powerful aromatics of white flowers, ripe stone fruits and tropical bursts. Tons of energy and a mouth coating texture yet retaining excellent, balanced acidity. Impressive intensity and length on the finish.