François Chidaine, 2018 Montlouis, Clos Habert – 1% RS



Vintage

2018

Region

FranceLoire ValleyTouraine

Appellation

Montlouis

Cuvée

Clos Habert

Varietal

Chenin

Farming

No/Low till, regenerative viticulture, Organic & Biodynamic

Vinification

Aged in bottle before release, Barrel Aged, Barrel Fermented, Estate grown grapes, Hand harvested, Indigenous yeast fermented, Large format barrel aged, Organically Grown Grapes

Soil Type

Chalky Limestone, Clay, Silex

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…