Montlouis Brut, Chidaine
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Montlouis Brut, Chidaine - 2020

Item # 18594 750mL

The appellation of Montlouis is located at the junction of the Loire and Cher Rivers, and spreads across approximately 400 hectares.This is a dry sparkling wine made from the local Chenin Blanc grape. You'll find classic aromas of honey and a fair dose of minerals that make it an ideal starter wine or seafood wine. Oysters with this are amazing.

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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.


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Montlouis Brut Nature, Méthode Traditionelle, Chidaine

This year, I've been on the hunt for the perfect holiday sparkling wine, and I must say that this dry Chenin Blanc from Chidain may be the winner. This bubbly is produced biodynamically in Touraine, in the Loire Valley of France. The vines grow in a base of limestone and chalk overlaid with clay and two kinds of flint, "Les Perruches" and "Les Aubois." The combination of soil types lends a backbone of minerality to the wine's structure. The 2015 vintage has warm notes of baked apples, honey, nutmeg and toasty brioche. The deep golden hue of the wine is reminiscent of autumn leaves and candlelight. This is a beautiful sparkling wine for autumn and winter evenings, and would be an excellent choice for holiday parties, either as an apertif or throughout an entire meal.

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Loire

There’s a lot to remember when it comes to the Loire. Novices, take note: Cabernet Franc is a great alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscadet is unparalleled as a companion to shellfish, and Cour Cheverny is the best white wine appellation you’ve never heard of. As diverse as Loire wines are, one day soon you'll know your Melon de Bourgogne from your Romorantin.

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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