Francois Chidaine, Montlouis Les Grillonnieres 2021Regular price $55.00 Save $-55.00
Variety: Chenin Blanc
Francois and Manuéla are a husband and wife operation based in both Montlouis and Vouvray located in the central Loire Valley. In a region that produced bulk wine for years, particularly after WWII, the Chidaine duo brought an emphasis to wines of quality and regenerative farming; they also look to natural winemaking. One of their largest goals is to look to the future, “an effort to save the world.” Chidaine’s household wines are varying styles of Chenin Blanc from dry to off-dry to sparkling. Their inspired lineup includes classic reds and whites from the Loire made into vibrant, juicy styles ranging in price points. Their momentum only continues as they seek to better the world around them.
You wouldn’t know it from the outside looking in, but this bottle is some of the absolute best Chenin Blanc currently coming out of the Loire Valley today. This wine is made by Alice Chidaine who is the second generation. She farms this from 90 year old vines. The wine needs time to open up to reveal itself, so try to to give this one several hours; drink at a cool temperature versus cold.