Thomas Batardiere Chenin Blanc ‘L’Esprit Libre’ Vin de France 2021

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Tags: Chenin Blanc, France, Loire Valley, MDW, Natural, Natural Chenin, New, Organic, Organic Wine, White Wine

Region: Loire Valley, France
Appellation: Anjou
Color/Style: White Wine
Grapes: Chenin Blanc

Certified Biodynamic. 100% Chenin Blanc. This wine is made of three parcels, situated in Rablay, with vines 15-90 years old. From plateaus of red sand and quartz gravel on schist. The juice is blended in steel tanks before the fermentation starts. The alcoholic and malolatic fermentations start naturally, without inoculation and without temperature control (his cave is underground and it’s 14 degrees Celsius). The wine rests on its lees from pressing until summer without sulfur. Raised mainly in steel altough Thomas uses L’Esprit Libre to break in his 500 L tonneaux that he then uses for Clos de Cocus when needed. He generally add 1 – 2 grams of sulfur (natural sulfur from an Italian quarry) at bottling. 500 cases produced.


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