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François Chidaine, 2017 Montlouis, Clos Habert (1.45% RS)



Vintage

2017

Region

FranceLoire Valley

Appellation

Montlouis

Cuvée

Clos Habert (1.45% RS)

Varietal

Chenin

Farming

Biodynamic

Vinification

Indigenous yeast fermented, Barrel Fermented, Barrel Aged

Soil Type

Silex, Chalky Limestone, Clay

From a parcel located at the top of the appellation, just on the line where the Silex (flint) gives way to broken chalk and clay. 60-90 year old vines have roots that plunge deep into the limestone bedrock bringing up nutrients that are unique to this site. Always vinified in a demi-sec style, Clos Habert is historically Chidaine’s most prestigious site, though Bournais is now giving it a run for its money. The wine shows notes of honey, lichee and citrus in the nose which lead into a wine which, although possesses residual sugar, comes across the palate with delicate, but unctuous precision leaving a trail of crystalline minerals, exotic fruits and a big smile. Drunk young or old, the Clos Habert will change your mind about most everything you’ve felt heretofore about wine…

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