This lovely wine from the Touraine appellation is made from 100% Chenin Blanc, a grape that reaches its highest expression in the Loire Valley. Locally this grape is referred to as “Le Pineau de Loire”.
On the Plouzeau estate, the clay and flint soils seem to coax even more flavour from the 20-year-old vines of Chenin to produce elegant wines with great flavour. The slopes on which the vines thrive face southwest.
We think that the Le Chenin represents excellent value for money – and it is biodynamic and is made naturally. It is rare to be able to access a well-made Chenin Blanc from the Loire made with such dedication for a price like this!
The Plouzeau family recommend that this wine be drunk with white meats such as chicken, but we think that it can also be drunk as an aperitif.
We also like the label with its gentle nod to the biodynamic winemaking approach that Francois is so passionate about (and has been since 1993). The label depicts a winemaker saluting the moon (which has so much influence on the vineyard) with a glass of their wine.