François Chidaine, 2022 Montlouis, Les Choisilles (dry)



Vintage

2022

Region

FranceLoire Valley

Appellation

Montlouis

Cuvée

Les Choisilles (dry)

Varietal

Chenin

Farming

No/Low till, regenerative viticulture, Organic & Biodynamic

Vinification

Barrel Aged, Barrel Fermented, Bio-Dynamic farming techniques, Dry Farmed, Estate grown grapes, Hand harvested, Indigenous yeast fermented, Large format barrel aged, Organically Grown Grapes

Soil Type

Chalky Limestone, Clay, Silex

Note

Please inquire

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…