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Baudry, Domaine BernardChinon Blanc
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. From 10-15-year-old, certified-organic vines on clay-limestone soils. Fermented to dryness (2 grams RS or under) and aged in 500-liter barrels. Lightly filtered at bottling.    
Organic
DB0305-20
Raffault, Domaine OlgaChinon Blanc Champ-Chenin
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. There is a scant amount of Chenin Blanc grown in Chinon compared to Cabernet Franc. Some of the oldest vines are in Raffault's one-hectare monopole called Champ Chenin, a particularly limestone-rich patch of ground due west of Les Picasses. Like all Raffault vines, these are...
Organic
DB0456-18
Baudry, Domaine BernardChinon Croix Boissée Blanc
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Croix Boissée is a half-hectare parcel of 25-year-old, certified-organic vines on very poor, chalky, thin clay-limestone soils on a slope. Fermented with native yeasts to dryness (2 grams RS or under) and aged in 500-liter barrels. Lightly filtered (not sterile-filtered) at...
Organic
DB8348-20
Forgues, ValériePineaux Mêlés Vieilles Vignes VDF
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
50% Chenin Blanc/50% Menu Pineau. This "mixed pineaux" wine is a blend of two co-planted Pineau-family grapes: Chenin Blanc (known locally in the Cher as Pineau de la Loire) and Orbois (known locally and more commonly as Menu Pineau). Planted on clay-limestone soils and organically farmed (soon to...
Organic
DB8828-16
FilliatreauSaumur Blanc "Lena Filliatreau"
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. From a combination of certified-organic estate fruit and some sourced fruit. Whole-cluster press; fermentation with native yeasts in tank; aged in tank on its fine lees until spring following the vintage. It is a dry style (hough there may be a gram or two of residual sugar in...
Organic
DB6199-19
FilliatreauSaumur Blanc "Lena Filliatreau"
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. From a combination of certified-organic estate fruit and some sourced fruit. Whole-cluster press; fermentation with native yeasts in tank; aged in tank on its fine lees until spring following the vintage. It is a dry style (hough there may be a gram or two of residual sugar in...
Organic
DB6199-20
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Tue-Boeuf, Clos duVDF Pineau de la Loire
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Pineau de la Loire is the local historical name for Chenin Blanc, which is in this case is sourced from AOC Touraine friends who farm their vines organically. Tue Boeuf harvests the fruit by hand, presses it in whole clusters and ferments it with natural yeasts in large wood...
Organic
DB1022-19
Pinon, Domaine François et JulienVouvray "Déronnières"
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Deronnières used to be blended into the Silex Noir but starting in 2015, it was bottled separately because it features limestone rather than silex (flint) soils. The Deronnières vines are around 50 years old and are the first to ripen, thanks to their hilltop exposure and...
Organic
DB8902-18
Pinon, Domaine François et JulienVouvray "Silex Noir"
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Silex Noir is named for the rare black-flint soils characteristic of these two parcels totaling 3.7 hectares that go into this bottling. They are on a S-SE-exposed slope below the plateau of the Trois Argiles parcels; the area is sunnier, warmer and more humid with a tendency...
Organic
DB8927-18
Pinon, Domaine François et JulienVouvray "Trois Argiles"
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Trois Argiles brings together 3 parcels totaling 3.75 hectares and having a higher proportion of sandy clay (argile) over limestone versus other Pinon sites. These parcels are on an east-facing plateau above the Silex Noir parcels and are cooler and less humid; thus, harvest is a...
Organic
DB8926-18
Pinon, Domaine François et JulienVouvray Brut
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Pinon makes two brut sparkling wines, both méthode champenoise from estate parcels of flinty clay soils over the classic Vouvray tuffeau (soft chalky limestone). The earlier-harvested fruit goes into this bottling since it receives a dosage in the end--with the riper, later-...
Organic
DB8928-17
Pinon, Domaine François et JulienVouvray Brut
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Pinon makes two brut sparkling wines, both méthode champenoise from estate parcels of flinty clay soils over the classic Vouvray tuffeau (soft chalky limestone). The earlier-harvested fruit goes into this bottling since it receives a dosage in the end--with the riper, later-...
Organic
DB8928-18
Pinon, Domaine François et JulienVouvray Brut "Non-Dosé"
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Pinon makes two brut sparkling wines, both of which are made with the méthode champenoise and from estate parcels of flinty clay soils over the classic Vouvray tuffeau (soft chalky limestone). The later-harvested,top-quality fruit goes into this zero-dosage bottling to allow for...
Organic
DB8931-17
Pinon, Domaine François et JulienVouvray Brut "Non-Dosé"
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Pinon makes two brut sparkling wines, both of which are made with the méthode champenoise and from estate parcels of flinty clay soils over the classic Vouvray tuffeau (soft chalky limestone). The later-harvested,top-quality fruit goes into this zero-dosage bottling to allow for...
Organic
DB8931-12
Pinon, Domaine François et JulienVouvray Sec
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Pinon selects 0.6 hectare's worth of its flatter, more clay-forward parcels for its sec bottling (their flintier silex soils would render the dry wine too aggressively austere). The wine is grown and made identically to the other still white Vouvrays. The vines average 40 years...
Organic
DB8892-19