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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
DB8416-15
Calder Wine Co.Chenin Blanc Galleron Vineyard Rutherford, Napa Valley
Chenin Blanc from California, United States
Chenin blanc from the organic, dry-farmed Galleron Vineyard in Rutherford, Napa Valley. Clay silt soils.  As of 2016, there were only 17 reported acres of Chenin Blanc in Napa. The block of Chenin at Galleron was grafted onto Merlot rootstock in 2014, as the gravelly, clay soils seemed more...

DB5133-17
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
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
DB0456-17
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
DB8399-15
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
DB9005-19
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
DB8415-17
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
DB8415-16
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
DB8841-17
BellivièreLes P'tits Vélos NV
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. P'tits Vélos is Bellivière's first commercial release of sparkling wine. Though the label does not indicate so, the wine in the bottle is from exclusively 2013 fruit; 2013 was a challenging vintage for full ripening that far north in the Loire Valley, in the Jasnières appellation...
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
DB0547-17
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
DB0382-17
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. Whole bunches are direct-pressed, the juice fermented to dryness with indigenous yeasts; the wine is aged in tank on its fine lees until bottling around 6 months...
Organic
DB6199-18
Joly, NicolasSavennières Clos de la Coulée de Serrant
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
Savennieres Coulée de Serrant is one of three monopoles in France that is its own appellation. It has been considered one of the best sites in France for making white wine for hundreds of years. It was first planted in 1130 by the Cistercian monks. It totals seven hectares and it has very steep...
Biodynamic
DB6422-16
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...
Biodynamic
DB0317-16
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
DB0316-15
CloselSavennières Les Caillardières
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Single-vineyard bottling from 35-year-old vines on schist with sand. Aged one year in used 400-hl. barrels. Typically the most approachable of Closel’s bottlings in its youth. 
Biodynamic
DB3342-16
Joly, NicolasSavennières Les Vieux Clos
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
From 5.5 hectares on east-facing hillside slopes; the vines are just over 20 years old. The soil is mostly schist with some quartz and very little sand. Aged in used barrels for 6-8 months. Very lightly filtered (no fining.)
Biodynamic
DB6421-17
Joly, NicolasSavennières Roche aux Moines Clos de la Bergerie
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
The average of the vines is approximately 27 years, planted on schist with an eastern exposure. Although the maximum legal production for this area is 50 hectoliters per hectare, actual production of this wine is lower, at around outputs are of 25/30 hectolitres per hectare. Vinified in wood (never...
Biodynamic
DB6423-17
Pinon, Domaine FrançoisVouvray 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-...
90 JGOrganic
DB8928-15
Pinon, Domaine FrançoisVouvray Brut Non-Dosé (2015)
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, riper fruit goes into this zero-dosage bottling to allow for a...
Organic
DB8931-15
Pinon, Domaine FrançoisVouvray Déronnières
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Deronnières is the newest of Pinon's site-specific bottlings though the oldest of its vines. The fruit used to be blended into their flint-focused Silex Noir but starting in the 2014, Pinon opted to single it out because it is not in fact a silex-driven site. Deronnières was...
Organic
DB8902-18
Pinon, Domaine FrançoisVouvray Le
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. The simply named "Le 2016" was Pinon's only still white bottling in this very difficult vintage in which the estate lost 75% of its crop; it replaced the usual trio of Trois Argiles, Silex Noir and Les Deronnières. With the fruit from all of these sites combined, the average age...
Organic
DB8875-16
Pinon, Domaine FrançoisVouvray Silex Noir
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Silex Noir is named for the black-flint soils characteristic of two parcels totalling 3.7 hectares that go into this bottling. These sites lie on hilly south-southeast-exposed terrain, below the plateau of cooler clay soils above from whence comes Pinon's Trois Argiles bottling,...
Organic
DB8927-17
Pinon, Domaine FrançoisVouvray Trois Argiles
Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
100% Chenin Blanc. Trois Argiles is named for three parcels of clay-rich soils totalling 3.75 hectares that go into this bottling. They lie on an eastern-facing plateau above Pinon's flinty Silex Noir slopes and are a mix of sandy clay over the classic Vouvray tuffeau (chalky limestone) 1.5 meters...
Organic
DB8926-18