Vintage: 2016
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Loire
Appellation: Montlouis-Sur-Loire
Wine type: White
Varietals: Chenin Blanc
Biodynamic: Practicing
Vineyard: Les Bournais is a site overlooking the Loire river. It had been abandoned for some time, but Chidaine believed it to be one of the very best sites in Montlouis, and planted vines here in 1999.
Orientation: Northern exposure
Soil: Unlike most of Montlouis, which is on clay and silex, or flint, Bournais lies on clay and limestone, and the name Bournais refers to the particular type of limestone found here.
Viticulture: Farmed biodynamically, hand harvested
Vinification: Vinified in stainless steel using indiginous yeasts
Aging: Aged in a combination of tank and used demi-muids
Notes: Chidaine’s goal is to vinify this dry and the result is a rich, full-bodied wine, probably the closest to Vouvray in profile of all of his Montlouis wines.