Francois Chidaine is based in Montlouis, but has wonderful holdings just across the Loire in Vouvray as well. He is known in France and much of the larger wine world as an incredibly talented and focused farmer and has been practicing organic and biodynamic for many years, and more recently has begun adopting an approach known as “regenerative agriculture”. This practice eschews any tilling and instead grows cover crops of indigenous plants in natural rotation throughout the year . . . promoting biodiversity and helping remove CO2 from the atmosphere.
What importer Polaner Selections has to say about this wine...
VINTAGE2020BOTTLE SIZES750 MLCOUNTRYFranceREGIONLoireAPPELLATIONMontlouis-Sur-LoireWINE TYPEWhiteVARIETALSChenin BlancORGANICCertifiedBIODYNAMICCertifiedVINEYARDfrom a plot planted on it's original rootstock.SOILclay and a type of limestone called BournaisVITICULTUREhand harvested and farmed organicallyVINIFICATIONvinified in stainless steel using indiginous yeastsAGINGAged in a combination of tank and used demi-muids
Loire Valley Wines
The Loire Valley is France’s greatest source of value for anyone looking for elegant, terroir-driven wines. Our collection celebrates the region’s great diversity, with the mineral-driven whites of Muscadet and Sancerre, the beautiful Chenin Blancs and Cabernet Francs from villages like Vouvray and Chinon, and natural wines from everywhere in the region. Sometimes wonderfully fresh and gulpable, sometimes serious and age-worthy, the prices are always very reasonable.