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François Chidaine, 2018 Montlouis, Les Choisilles (dry)



Vintage

2018

Region

FranceLoire ValleyTouraine

Appellation

Montlouis

Cuvée

Les Choisilles (dry)

Varietal

Chenin

Farming

No/Low till, regenerative viticulture, Organic & Biodynamic

Vinification

Barrel Fermented, Barrel Aged

Soil Type

Silex, Chalky Limestone, Clay

Les Choisilles is an estate blend of bunches left to hang longer than usual in the various Montlouis vineyards, but nonetheless vinified dry. They are in fact grapes from the same lot as Les Tuffeaux, but picked in earlier passes.
The nose is somewhat more tropical than the other dry bottlings, with some truffle, candied citrus peel and quince paste. Quite full in the mouth, it nonetheless possesses bracing acidity and good minerality that goes on and on…

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