2021 Thomas Batardiere Chenin Blanc 'Montbenault', Loire, France

2021 Thomas Batardiere Chenin Blanc 'Montbenault', Loire, France

$59.99

Certified Biodynamic. 100% Chenin Blanc. Montbenault is a parcel of Chenin that Batardière planted in 2014. It’s only is 50 meters from Les Cocus, but the soil is different: deeper and characterized by a volcanic rock called Rhyolite that’s particular to the area. Fermentation in stainless steel vats, then moved to 500L tonneaux for one year of aging. These barrels are used, 2-3 years old (no new barrels). Naturally occurring fermentation, both primary and malolactic. No additions until small amounts (1-2 grams) of SO2 at bottling.

 

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