100% Chenin Blanc from two parcels and two vintages: the prized Prieur des Noues parcel harvested in 2021 and a parcel of old-vines harvested in 2020. Both share identical soils and aspect, and were blended together to make up for the hail and frost that plagued both vintages. Each parcel was vinified separately, aged in used oak barrels and blended before bottling.
A glass of liquid gold with linear but layered aromas of Anjou pear, nectarine, white flowers and bay leaf with subtle iodine notes. The palate is a live wire of bristling freshness and concentration, delivering waves of tart, green apple and briny minerals along with mouth coating textures. Finishes with a snap of refreshing Chenin acidity. One of the best white wines I've tasted all year.