2019 Domaine de la Noblaie Chenin Blanc, Chinon, Loire Valley, France
100% Chenin Blanc
White Chinon is about as rare as it gets. With only 2% of the AOC planted to Chenin Blanc, it is made by only a handful of estates and only a small amount is allocated to the United States. Jerome Billard’s version resembles a top flight Montlouis with beautiful freshness and mineral complexity. A waxy, floral masterpiece from 50 year old vines.
A classic Chenin. On the nose, pear and apple fruit. The palate follows in the same vein, cool and bright, but possessing lovely density and freshness, with a fine persistence and energy in the end. Cool and refined with great fruit in the finish. A wine of tension and poise.