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François Chidaine, 2018 Montlouis, Clos Habert



Vintage

2018

Region

FranceLoire Valley

Appellation

Montlouis

Cuvée

Clos Habert

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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