Domaine de la Noblaie Chante le Vent Chinon (2020)
Made from the Chenin Blanc grape, this has aromas and flavours of citrus fruit, flowers and white peach. The beautiful minerality on the finish comes from the tuffeau limestone on which the grapes are grown.
From 50 years old vines of Chenin Blanc. The wine was mostly fermented in stainless steel vat but from the 2019 vintage barrel and amphorae were also used. There is a little bit of skin contact, and the wine spends 6 months in fine lees without sulphites in vat before bottling. The style is on the fresher side with no malolactic fermentation, but still substantial on the palate, and with potential for some ageing.
Will cellar nicely for 8-10 years. Chenin from Chinon sounds like it should go hand in hand...but this is rare from the almost exclusively red wine appellation. Snap it up while it lasts!