2018 Gaspard Chenin Blanc
Regular price $19.00
Vineyard: Clay and limestone. 30 – 50 years old vines, sustainable growing practices.
Making of: the grapes are hand-picked, then left to settle for 48 hours (débourbage). The must then ferments with indigenous yeasts. Aged in tanks, on fine lies for six months with batonnage. Filtered, not fined.
Personality: Chenin is a wonderfully versatile variety, and this wine shows the fresh side of it, full of pears, quince, baked apples and lively acidity. Great with all sorts of fish / seafood dishes or with fresh or goat cheese.
The grapes are sourced from growers who work sustainably or organically (no herbicide) across different vineyards in the Loire Valley, are fermented with native yeast, spend a couple of months on their fine lees and then undergo only light filtration and fining.