The Saumur comes from hand-harvested Chenin Blanc grapes grown on chalky slopes surrounding Saumur. Ripe white fruits with hints of toast on the nose, the palate opens with pear, quince and continues with a fresh mineral grip and moves to a dry, lingering finish. Break out the Goats cheese!
CHÂTEAU DE VILLENEUVE, Souzay-Champigny Biodynamic
Jean-Pierre Chevallier owns this outstanding 28-ha property located on the spectacular chalky slope of Souzay. Graduated from Bordeaux school of oenology, Jean-Pierre produces ripe, elegant and multi-dimensional Cabernet Franc, while the Chenin blanc always combine perfect ripeness and freshness.
In his relentless quest for quality, Jean-Pierre spares no effort in the work of his biodynamically farmed vineyards