VDF 'Argiles' - François Chidaine - 2018
Loire / France
Organic / Biodynamic
Hand harvested from 15-50 yr old vines in Vouvray, surrounding the famous Clos Baudoin (l'Espagnole, la Chatterie, l'Homme, la Reugnières and le Haut Lieu) all with deep, chalky clay over a subsoil of limestone.
Fermentation with indigenous yeasts
Aged for 11 months on the lees in wooden barrels (demi-muids) of 600ltrs
A dry style of Chenin but retaining lots of power and concentration. Notes of honey, citrus, pear and apple, with just a hint of caramel. Full-bodied in the mouth, but fresh with lively acidity.