Planted in 1998, this is the youngest parcel that the domaine owns on argilo-calcaire soil, a little bit like Vouvray. There's a meter or so of top soil before hitting the limestone. The 2019 Bournais is ripe and fuller in style, offering welcoming peach fruit and cream-filled pastry characters. That slight creaminess is likely derived from the full spontaneous malo, which is not something Chidaine looks for. This cuv?e is typically a little more expressive in youth compared with the Clos du Breuil and that's evident in 2019. You should expect a wine that focuses on texture and be welcomed with open arms. The wine elevates itself on the finish with a fine, almost saline tang and chalky note, offering texture and line.

Rebecca Gibb MW - Vinous Media (92)