Montlouis-sur-Loire, "Les Pêchers", Ludovic Chanson
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Montlouis-sur-Loire, "Les Pêchers", Ludovic Chanson - 2020

Item # 47253 750mL

An off-dry Chenin Blanc with just a touch of residual sugar. A small amount of the grapes were affected by botrytis which enhances the aromatics and texture of this fantastic white. Aromas of stone fruits, wet stones, and a savory quality are gifted to us as this medium-bodied wine. Pair with white fish in chile and scallion sauce.

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Certified Organic

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

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If you like rich opulence in your white wine, Ludovic Chanson's "Les Pêchers" is a must try. It's made with grapes picked mid-harvest (Chanson likes to run three passes each harvest). He allows some of the bunches to be affected by botrytis, which intensifies the honeyed flavors. Out of the glass you'll see rich, golden color and light syrup viscosity. Flavors of honey-roasted nuts and canned pears in syrup jump out to your nose and palate. A hint of pine seeps into the mid-palate with a cleansing acid finish. Try this with a soft blue like Gorgonzola Dolce. Chanson abandoned his career in pharmaceuticals to work the estates of various vignerons in Vouvray and Montlouis. In 2009, he was able to purchase his vineyard, which was already practicing organic. The soils are mostly clay above a bedrock of limestone and hold 40-year-old vines.

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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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