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 the vineyards, “lutte raisonnee” is de rigueur, and biodynamic techniques have been introduced in recent years.
The Saumur comes from hand-harvested Chenin Blanc grapes grown on chalky slopes.
Ripe white fruit and 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.