2018 Francois Chidaine Vin de France le Chenin d'Ailleurs

Limoux, France

A Chenin Blanc from 'ailleurs' or 'elsewhere', specifically Limoux rather than Chidaine's home turf in the Loire. Pulpy and stone fruited with a vibrant mid-palate.


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About the Wine

Chidaine suffered huge losses of his Loire Valley fruit to frost a few years ago, so went south to Limoux to search for Chenin.

He continues to create this cuvee from this 'elsewhere' fruit, resulting in a juicy, playful yet minimalist style of Chenin. Pulpy and enticingly textured, it's pretty solid value from this part of the world.

Very fine and fresh, a truly lovely wine that's easy to enjoy.

About Francois Chidaine

Just across the river from Vouvray, to the south, is the appellation of Montlouis, also dedicated to Chenin Blanc. There, Francois Chidaine has built an unsurpassed reputation as a great organic grower-producer.

Super-low yields and minimal intervention are his watchwords, both in Montlouis and in Vouvray. And look out for bargain Sauvignon Blanc and Rose from Touraine, and probably more to come.

Vigneron François Chidaine
Vigneron François Chidaine
Credit @Domaine François Chidaine
Additional Info

From the Importer

A lip-smacking, crystalline Chenin from the southern soils of the Limoux region (more famous for its sparkling wines), made in the spirit of Montlouis.

In the hands of a Chenin master, this fruit continues to produce a white worth every one of those many kilometres regularly driven by François Chidaine up and down the long L'Occitane highway.

Blend : Chenin Blanc (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Francois and Manuela Chidaine
Francois and Manuela Chidaine
Loire Valley, France

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