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Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Bournais Franc de Pied François Chidaine (Domaine) 2017

  • White fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Color:White
  • Biodynamics
  • 13% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Rich

Incredible fullness and a saline finish characterise this unique cuvée from directly planted vines. More info

Les Bournais Franc de Pied is a wine from 15-year-old vines planted on clay-limestone soils and a tuffeau subsoil. Naturally the grapes are harvested manually and the fermentation is done using native yeast in demi-muids (wood, 600 litres). This wine, which can be kept for 10 to 15 years, has a luminous colour and an aromatic power marked by white and exotic fruits. Fine amplitude, saline finish.

Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Bournais Franc de Pied François Chidaine (Domaine) serve at a temperature of 11°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Saumon grillé à lunilatéral, Escalope de dinde à la crème , Bar.

  • Vintage score: 16/20
  • Lot presentation
    Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Bournais Franc de Pied François Chidaine (Domaine)

    Cuvée presentation

    Les Bournais Franc de Pied is a wine from 15-year-old vines planted on clay-limestone soils and a tuffeau subsoil. Naturally the grapes are harvested manually and the fermentation is done using native yeast in demi-muids (wood, 600 litres). This wine, which can be kept for 10 to 15 years, has a luminous colour and an aromatic power marked by white and exotic fruits. Fine amplitude, saline finish.

    Information about domain François Chidaine

    Today, the winemaker François Chidaine is a leading name in Montlouis, having ushered in a new generation of talented wine-makers. In 1984, he began to work as an employee at his family's winemaking estate in Montlouis. In 1989, he set up on his own with 3 hectares of the family estate and 1.5 hectares that he purchased himself. He quickly adopted organic farming practices and began converting his entire domain to this approach in 1992, while continuing to expand (10 hectares in Montlouis in 1998). The following year, his Spanish-born wife Manuéla joined the estate, which was then converted to biodynamic practices.A new page was turned in 2002 with the leasing of vines from Prince Poniatowski's Clos Baudoin estate, which he then purchased in 2006. He was joined by his cousin Nicolas Martin, with whom the Chidaines formed a GAEC (a jointly-run agricultural partnership). Today, the domain encompasses 37 hectares: 20 in Montlouis-sur-Loire, 10 in Vouvray and 7 in Touraine. François Chidaine is also the chairman of his appellation's trade union.As well as its exemplary use of biodynamics in working its vines, the estate also aims to highlight its various different soil types by producing a number of cuvées based on the specific characteristics of each vineyard. François Chidaine is obsessively rigorous in his approach to vineyard work – a characteristic he shares with Manuéla and Nicolas Martin and their entire team (numbering nearly a dozen full-time employees), whose common goal of excellence has formed them into a very closely-knit unit.François Chidaine also heads up the growers' union for the Montlouis appellation, and (along with Jacky Blot) remains a textbook example of a producer who has inspired a whole new generation of talented young winemakers from the appellation.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 good appearance
    • Origin: Trade
    • Recoverable VAT: Yes
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 13 %
    • Country/Region: Loire
    • Appellation/Wine: Montlouis-sur-Loire
    • Producer/Owner: François Chidaine (Domaine)
    • Vintage: 2017
    • Color: White
    • Service temperature: 11°
    • Viticulture: Biodynamics 
    • Intensity: Rich
    • Dominant aroma: White fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 100% chenin
    Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Bournais Franc de Pied François Chidaine (Domaine)
    Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Bournais Franc de Pied François Chidaine (Domaine)

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