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Mary TaylorAnjou Blanc (Pascal Biotteau)
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
This extremely conscientious farm in the Coteaux de L’Aubance, within the Anjou-Villages, is run by the Biotteau family. This is the fourth generation of Biotteau to make wine here, so they are careful to respect the land.  This gorgeously subtle Chenin Blanc comes from the village of Saint-Jean-de...
Sustainable
DB3235-19
Mary TaylorAnjou Blanc (Pascal Biotteau)
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
This extremely conscientious farm in the Coteaux de L’Aubance, within the Anjou-Villages, is run by the Biotteau family. This is the fourth generation of Biotteau to make wine here, so they are careful to respect the land.  This gorgeously subtle Chenin Blanc comes from the village of Saint-Jean-de...
Sustainable
DB3235-20
BellivièreCalligramme Jasnières
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Calligramme is the old-vine version of Les Rosiers: a Jasnières bottling from multiple parcels, with vines ranging in age from 50 to 75 years old, on particularly rocky, tuffeau-rich clay-flint soils on south-southwest-facing slopes. The collective yield is a modest 25-35 hl/ha....
Biodynamic
DB8416-17
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
DB0305-19
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
DB8348-19
BellivièreEparses Vieilles Vignes Coteaux du Loir
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Éparses is Bellivière's oldest-vine cuvée, with ages ranging from 70 to 86 years old, across multiple parcels in the Coteaux du Loir: the name "éparses" is in fact in reference to the parcellation of the vineyards. These old vines on flinty clay soils, rich in tuffeau (soft...
Biodynamic
DB8399-16
Gen del AlmaJiJiJi (Chenin Blanc)
Chenin Blanc from Mendoza, Argentina
This hand-harvested, single-vineyard wine is 100% unfiltered and unfined Chenin Blanc from Tunuyan within the Uco Valley. The villa Seca vineyard is roughly 12 hectares, planted in 1970 an an altitude of 3,300 feet, with alluvial soils. The wine was aged 6 months in bottle before release; unoaked....
Organic
DB9005-20
BellivièreL'Effraie Coteaux-du-Loir
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. L`Effraie or "the owl”--in reference to local vineyard inhabitants--is a Coteaux du Loir sourced from Bellivière's "younger" non-Jasnières vines, which by their definition effectively means anything under 50 years old, some of them as young as 10 years old.  The collective yield...
Biodynamic
DB8415-18
BellivièreL'Effraie Coteaux-du-Loir
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. L`Effraie or "the owl”--in reference to local vineyard inhabitants--is a Coteaux du Loir sourced from Bellivière's "younger" non-Jasnières vines, which by their definition effectively means anything under 50 years old, some of them as young as 10 years old.  The collective yield...
Biodynamic
DB8415-19
CloselL'Esprit Belle Dame VDF Blanc
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. The L'Esprit line of wines began at Closel in the 2017 vintage, when virtually all of the estate Chenin crop was decimated by spring frost, and will be used for Closel bottlings that diverge in some way from the classic [and expected] estate Savennières. In this case, the wine is...
Organic
DB5745-17
BellivièreLes Arches Confluence
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. In order to face the challenges of multiple frost-afflicted vintages in the Coteaux du Loir, the Nicolas family has expanded their cellar and begun a new line of négoce wines under the "Les Arches de Bellivière" label in the 2016 vintage. From a like-minded grower in the Petits...
Biodynamic
DB8841-18
BellivièreLes P'tits Vélos NV
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. P'tits Vélos is Bellivière's first and only sparkling Chenin. The first release was in 2019 and was made solely from 2013 estate with the méthode champenoise and 4 years sur lie. The second release in spring 2021 is a different wine, from what Eric and Christine Nicolas  refer to...
Biodynamic
DB8809-NV
BellivièreLes Rosiers Jasnières
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Les Rosiers is from Bellivière's "young vines", which by their definition effectively means anything under 50 years old, some of them as young as 10 years old. The collective yield is a modest 25-35 hl/ha. The parcels are scattered throughout Jasnières on flinty, clay-limestone...
Biodynamic
DB0547-18
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
BellivièrePrémices Jasnières
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Prémices is Bellivière's opening Chenin Blanc, a Jasnières which was originally made from fruit from vines in conversion to biodynamic farming after Eric and Christine Nicolas's aquisition of the Bellivière estate. Since the whole estate is now fully converted to biodynamics,...
Biodynamic
DB0382-19
FilliatreauSaumur Blanc Lena
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Lena is named for Fredrik Filliatreau’s Swedish mom and is made from a combination of estate and purchased fruit; the estate fruit is in conversion to organic farming. Whole bunches are direct-pressed and the juice fermented to dry-to-nearly-dry (4 grams RS in the warm vinrtage...
Organic
DB6199-18
FilliatreauSaumur Blanc Lena
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Lena is named for Fredrik Filliatreau’s Swedish mom and is made from a combination of estate and purchased fruit; the estate fruit is in conversion to organic farming. Whole bunches are direct-pressed and the juice fermented to dry-to-nearly-dry (4 grams RS in the warm vinrtage...
Organic
DB6199-19
CloselSavennières Clos du Papillon
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. The Clos du Papillon is one of the three most celebrated coulées or small ravine-like valleys in Savennières; it and La Roche Aux Moines and La Coulée de Serrant are in essence the grands crus of the appellation. Papillon is nearly a monopole for Closel, shared only with Baumard...
95D, 94WS, 93VMBiodynamic
DB0317-18
CloselSavennières La Jalousie
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. La Jalousie is a blend of several parcels of younger (20-year-old) vines planted in schistous soils on gentle hills. Like the rest of the Closel vines, they are biodynamically farmed, low-yielding and harvested by hand. They are the first of the estate to be harvested, when the...
Biodynamic
DB0316-18
CloselSavennières Les Caillardières
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Caillardières is a single-vineyard bottling from 35-year-old vines on a windy plateau with sandy soils over schist. Like the rest of the Closel vines, they are certified-biodynamically farmed, low-yielding (16 hl/ha in 2018) and harvested by hand. The harvest is at least two...
Biodynamic
DB3342-16
CloselSavennières Vendanges Le Grand Gel
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. The "Vendanges" or "Harvest" 2017 is a one-off bottling, the result of a vintage of nearly complete destruction by frost in the spring (hence the Le Grand Gel moniker on the label). Instead of bottling the normal estate trio of sites--Jalousie, Caiillardières and Clos du Papillon...
Biodynamic
DB2051-17
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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 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
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Vouvray Brut Non-Dose
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
Organic
DB8931-10
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
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Vouvray Cuv‚e Trois Argiles
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
Organic
DB8926-11
Pinon, Domaine François et JulienVouvray Déronnières (Sec)
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
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Vouvray Sec
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
Organic
DB1365-11
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
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Vouvray Silex Noir
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
Organic
DB8927-11
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