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The magic of Loire Chenin

The High Scoring 2018 Chidaine Collection...

We’ve been long time supporters of Chidaine and when we noticed the very high scores from Antonio Galloni we thought it would be best to bring them to your attention!  

Montlouis is located right across the river from Vouvray, and Chidaine is certainly one of the growers who put this exceptional terroir on the map. This second-generation estate is run by the always entertaining Francois and Manuela Chidaine (If you ever have the opportunity to visit they have a wonderful wine shop in the village where they sell many older vintages).

For years Chidaine has been a leader in natural viticulture, farming organically and biodynamically.

Today, Chidaine embraces "regnerative agriculture", a no-till farming approach where permanent cover crops of indigenous and sown plants coexist with the vines. By mimicking nature, the vines find their place in a complex ecosystem, allowing them to better express their place of origin. Additionally, by building soil, François improves the rate at which CO2 is removed from the atmosphere and converted into plant material and soil organic matter.

Besides a range of blended and single-parcel Montlouis, Chidaine also produces a couple of wines from top vineyards in Vouvray.

We have a very limited amount of these fantastic wines! Perfect for all kinds of food pairings, Loire Chenin is still the most underpriced and underappreciated wine on the planet!

 

2018 Chidaine - Vouvray Argiles
750ml | SKU 85211 
VM
94
"...This chiseled, finely-cut Chenin has a ton to offer..."
2018 Chidaine - Montlouis Les Choisilles
750ml | SKU 85212 
VM
93
"...Dry and bracing in the glass, with tremendous energy..."
2018 Chidaine - Montlouis Clos Habert
750ml | SKU 85215 
VM
93
(Phil's favorite bottling) "...creamy and expansive in the glass..."
2018 Chidaine - Vouvray Clos Baudoin
750ml | SKU 85213 
VM
94
"... I especially admire the wines silkiness and overall sense of finesse..."