Dry Chenin Blanc from the Loire
Intense aromas of orchard fruit, honey, blossom and a hint of gun smoke. The palate is clean and bright with ripe fruit, minerality and zesty acidity.
- 35 years old vines
- No oak ageing, 9 months in vats on fine lees
Gilbert et Gaillard, 93/100 points, July 2020
Food Pairing: have this dry chenin blanc with grilled fish or in sauce, seafood or hors d'oeuvres.
Cellaring: Can be kept until 2023
STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
Rochefort sur Loire, in the heart of the Loire Valley, is where the Domaine des Baumard is located, in the Logis de la Giraudière, a gentleman's residence dating from the late 18th century. This is where Florent Baumard oversees the destiny of 40 hectares of vineyards on both banks of the Loire. Discreet and epicurean at heart, he combines the rigour and technical training passed on by his father with the search for the expression of the grape variety in the Loire terroir. A natural charm that can be found in his straight and flattering wines. Respectful of the environment and people, the Domaine des Baumard has been practising sustainable viticulture since the end of the 1950s.