Touraine Chenonceaux Blanc
The Chenonceaux appellation, named after the famous Loire castle, comes from the steepest slopes, closest to the Cher with a 3-7% grade incline. The vines are required to be planted at a minimum density of 5,500 plants per hectare. This means that the yields average one liter of juice per vine. Leclair does a 6-8 hour maceration on skin and then the wine is aged for six months on the lees. The appellation started in 2011 with twelve growers and now there are approximately fifty bottling in this new appellation. The Rochette Chenonceaux is excellent and remarkable for it's texture that has the weight of a rich Chenin. It has notes of pink grapefruit, white flowers and mint, and a saltiness that makes your mouth water. Substantial length. Super interesting!