Christine and Joel Menard have been making wine in the heart of the Coteaux du Layon AOC for more than thirty years. They produce an outstanding array of wines from Cabernet Franc, Grolleau, Gamay and Chenin Blanc. They practice biodynamic methods in their 13-hectares of vines. Christine and Joel run their domain to very exacting standards and as a result, they produce stunning, natural wines— without employing artificial yeasts. The wines from Sablonnettes are not chaptalized or filtered, these wines are vibrantly alive.
100% Chenin Blanc from the dark schist soils of Anjou, one of the wine world’s most perfect grape- soil combinations. These are young vines that have been farmed with biodynamics since planting, picked by hand and made with no additives whatsoever. Fresh nose with notes of white flowers, almonds, and subtle pear, and a finish with hints of honey. Trademark acidity and tension mean that all you need to do is grab a chunk of Goat’s cheese and enjoy.