2015 Francois Chidaine Clos Du Breuil Montlouis Sur Loire
We are forever spellbound by Francois Chidaine’s nearly magical hand with Chenin Blanc in the Loire Valley. He gets this power, extraction, layering and complexity from his plots in Montlouis and Vouvray. He produces a staggering array of wines from bone dry to richly saturated and sweet, but even those have brilliant acidity. One of my all time favorite winemakers in France. This vintage of Clos du Breuil is definitely on the drier end of his Montlouis but it is the texture here that makes it perfect for a wide range of complex dishes. Asian pears and holiday spiced brown butter on the nose with a shaving of wine stones and lemon rind. White peach and hints of ginger on the luscious and nearly chewy body with a invigorating snap on the finish. Super generous and craveable wine made in tiny, tiny amounts so get yours fast because we can’t get more!