VDF 'Argiles' - François Chidaine - 2018

  • Origin

    Loire / France

  • Style


  • Grape Variety

    Chenin Blanc

  • Production

    Organic / Biodynamic

  • ABV

    14 %

  • Winemaking

    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

  • Tasting Notes

    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.