Francois Chidaine Les Tuffeaux Montlouis 2015

Off dry. 100% Chenin Blanc from a range of Chidaine's old Chenin plots - including the Clos du Volagray and Saint-Martin - sites that have stony soils, heavy in yellow limestone (or tuffeaux). These vines range in age from 30-90 years and in 2011 they cropped at a tiny 16 hectolitres per hectare on average...


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Varietal
Chenin Blanc
Brand Name
Francois Chidaine
Style
White Wine
Size
750 mL Bottle
Country
FRANCE
Region
Loire

Product Description

Off dry. 100% Chenin Blanc from a range of Chidaine's old Chenin plots - including the Clos du Volagray and Saint-Martin - sites that have stony soils, heavy in yellow limestone (or tuffeaux). These vines range in age from 30-90 years and in 2011 they cropped at a tiny 16 hectolitres per hectare on average. Always one of our favourite Chidaine wines, loaded with complex sarsaparilla, ginger and nectarine characters, a hedonist, layered, just off-dry personality in the mouth and a bright, earthy close. Wonderful stuff.

"This is a non-site specific cuvée, taking fruit from across all sites, usually gently sec tendre to demi-sec or thereabouts, in the 2009 vintage it is firmly demi-sec with 17 g/l residual sugar. The nose reflects the terroir here, although note some fruit comes from more flinty soils! It has a very direct and straight-up style on the nose, but on the palate it surprises with a very fleshy, polished, honeyed, yellow plum character. Beautifully broad and seductive on the palate, with a very correct but elegant, well covered structure behind it all. This is really impressive and suggestive of a slightly higher residual than that written above. Beautifully balanced though. Excellent."
18/20 Points Chris Kissack, www.thewinedoctor.com


 
** Producteur de trés grande qualité Le Classement 2013 (The highest rated producer in Montlouis)
“You have to look to the historical collections of regional leaders Foreau and Huet to find comparable consistently high quality, making it clear that Chidaine is one of the world's finest craftsmen in the medium of white wine, not to mention a continuing source of amazing value.”
David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate
 
“François Chidaine is one of my favorite winemakers in the world. There are times when I can imagine drinking only his wines for the rest of my life.” Peter Liem, peterliem.com




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