Montlouis "Clos Habert", Chidaine
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Montlouis "Clos Habert", Chidaine - 2020

Item # 17683 750mL

A brilliant effort in a stunning vintage, this is a wine with wonderful rich, ripe fruit and complex minerality. The fruit and the mineral are perfectly balanced with fine acidity. Off-dry meaning it's not totally dry but more rich with a touch of sweetness.

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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


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Francois Chidaine is a producer with a zen approach. It shows in the beauty of his wines. Slow processes and supporting the natural harmony in their biodynamic vineyards and surrounding environment are key to their philosophy. They don't till the soil to avoid disrupting the network of natural organisms. Which in addition to creating healthy vines limits excess CO2 in the atmosphere. The fruits of these efforts go into this wondrous off-dry Chenin Blanc. All of its elements are in harmony. A honey-like texture and fresh acidity with pleasant candied fruits, white tea and jasmine on the palate. It's a generous partner with different ethnic cuisine. Particularly with some heat. Sensational with curry spices like turmeric, coriander, ginger, cumin, and cardamom.

- TD

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Loire

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Chenin Blanc

A versatile grape that is grown worldwide, but is most commonly associated with the Loire, California, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand. It produces just about any type of wine you can think of: ageworthy dessert wines; delicious, honeyed dry whites; sparklers; and even bases for fortified wines and spirits. These days, one of the most exciting stories is in South Africa, where newly adopted winemaking technologies have helped a dedicated group of producers to bring the country's dry...

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