This lovely harmonious white is a blend of 2 great grapes, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay, grown on the shale soils of the deep Anjou. Biodynamically treated, they are fermented with their own native yeast together in stainless steel, then aged 14 months on their lees before being bottled, unfined, unfiltered and lightly sulfured.
It offers lovely white flower, light quince, sweet yellow apples notes on a medium fat frame that ends with a crystal mineral, long finish. They jokingly call it an homage to French Chef Paul Bocuse, whose insistence on quality and freshness inspired their tastes in both food and wine. It is certainly a versatile wine for the table, but we also enjoyed it nicely chilled on its own.
Grapes: 80% Chenin Blanc, 20% Chardonnay
Style: White Wine
Alcohol Content: 13.01% Alcohol by Volume
Region: Loire Valley
Sub-region or Appellation: Anjou
Soils: Schists of Anjou Noir
Elevation: 700 feet
Vinification: Fermentation and maturing on fine lees for 14 months in stainless steel vats.