François Chidaine

Domain: François Chidaine

Make the most of our allocation of the week, the much-prized domain François Chidaine. This biodynamic signature is one of the finest names in Montlouis and Vouvray, thanks to his pure, elegant, generous and ripe wines. This production is even rarer and more sought-after given that it often bears the brunt of rather unfavourable weather conditions…

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.

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François Chidaine: All wines from this producer

Montlouis Les Bournais Franc de Pied François Chidaine (Domaine)
Montlouis Clos Habert François Chidaine (Domaine)
Montlouis  Les Lys
Montlouis  Les Bournais
Vouvray Le Bouchet François Chidaine (Domaine)
Montlouis  Les Choisilles
Montlouis Clos du Breuil François Chidaine (Domaine)
Montlouis Moelleux François Chidaine (Domaine)
Vouvray  Les Argiles
Vin de France  Baudoin
Vouvray Moelleux François Chidaine (Domaine)
Vin de France Les Argiles François Chidaine (Domaine)
Montlouis Méthode Traditionnelle François Chidaine (Domaine)

What the guides say...

Price List François Chidaine

Wine name Vintage Price

Montlouis Les Choisilles

2018

24 Price estimate statistics 2018

Montlouis Les Bournais

2017

37 Price estimate statistics 2017

Montlouis Moelleux François Chidaine (Domaine)

2016

27 Price estimate statistics 2016

Vin de France Baudoin

2016

32 Price estimate statistics 2016

Montlouis Les Bournais

2016

32 Price estimate statistics 2016

Vin de France Bouchet

2015

25 Price estimate statistics 2015

Vin de France Baudoin

2015

27 Price estimate statistics 2015

Vin de France Les Argiles François Chidaine (Domaine)

2015

30 Price estimate statistics 2015

Montlouis Clos Habert François Chidaine (Domaine)

2015

31 Price estimate statistics 2015

Montlouis Les Bournais

2015

41 Price estimate statistics 2015

Montlouis Les Choisilles

2014

24 Price estimate statistics 2014

Vin de France Baudoin

2014

28 Price estimate statistics 2014

Montlouis Les Bournais Franc de Pied François Chidaine (Domaine)

2014

66 Price estimate statistics 2014

Montlouis Clos du Breuil François Chidaine (Domaine)

2014

21 Price estimate statistics 2014

Montlouis Clos Habert François Chidaine (Domaine)

2014

28 Price estimate statistics 2014

Montlouis Méthode Traditionnelle François Chidaine (Domaine)

2014

17 Price estimate statistics 2014

Montlouis Les Bournais

2014

42 Price estimate statistics 2014

Vin de France Les Argiles François Chidaine (Domaine)

2014

31 Price estimate statistics 2014

Montlouis Les Choisilles

2013

26 Price estimate statistics 2013

Montlouis Clos du Breuil François Chidaine (Domaine)

2013

22 Price estimate statistics 2013

Vouvray Les Argiles

2013

25 Price estimate statistics 2013

Vouvray Les Argiles

2012

20 Price estimate statistics 2012

Montlouis Clos du Breuil François Chidaine (Domaine)

2012

24 Price estimate statistics 2012

Montlouis Les Bournais Franc de Pied François Chidaine (Domaine)

2011

62 Price estimate statistics 2011

Vouvray Les Argiles

2011

18 Price estimate statistics 2011

Montlouis Les Bournais

2011

27 Price estimate statistics 2011

Montlouis Clos du Breuil François Chidaine (Domaine)

2011

18 Price estimate statistics 2011

Montlouis Clos Habert François Chidaine (Domaine)

2011

22 Price estimate statistics 2011

Montlouis Les Choisilles

2011

21 Price estimate statistics 2011

Vouvray

2010

26 Price estimate statistics 2010

Montlouis Moelleux François Chidaine (Domaine)

2010

25 Price estimate statistics 2010

Montlouis Clos Habert François Chidaine (Domaine)

2010

25 Price estimate statistics 2010

Montlouis Clos du Breuil François Chidaine (Domaine)

2010

25 Price estimate statistics 2010

Vouvray Le Bouchet François Chidaine (Domaine)

2010

32 Price estimate statistics 2010

Montlouis Les Choisilles

2010

35 Price estimate statistics 2010

Montlouis Les Bournais

2010

14 Price estimate statistics 2010

Vouvray Les Argiles

2010

33 Price estimate statistics 2010

Vouvray Moelleux François Chidaine (Domaine)

2010

26 Price estimate statistics 2010

Montlouis Les Bournais Franc de Pied François Chidaine (Domaine)

2010

68 Price estimate statistics 2010

Montlouis Clos du Breuil François Chidaine (Domaine)

2009

37 Price estimate statistics 2009

Montlouis Les Choisilles

2009

28 Price estimate statistics 2009

Vouvray Moelleux François Chidaine (Domaine)

2009

30 Price estimate statistics 2009

Montlouis Les Bournais Franc de Pied François Chidaine (Domaine)

2009

61 Price estimate statistics 2009

Montlouis Les Lys

2009

41 Price estimate statistics 2009

Montlouis Les Bournais

2009

53 Price estimate statistics 2009

Vouvray Le Bouchet François Chidaine (Domaine)

2009

25 Price estimate statistics 2009

Montlouis Moelleux François Chidaine (Domaine)

2009

29 Price estimate statistics 2009

Montlouis Clos Habert François Chidaine (Domaine)

2009

68 Price estimate statistics 2009

Vouvray Les Argiles

2009

21 Price estimate statistics 2009

Montlouis Les Bournais

2008

34 Price estimate statistics 2008

Montlouis Les Choisilles

2008

28 Price estimate statistics 2008

Montlouis Clos Habert François Chidaine (Domaine)

2007

28 Price estimate statistics 2007

Montlouis Les Bournais

2007

37 Price estimate statistics 2007

Montlouis Les Choisilles

2007

25 Price estimate statistics 2007

Vouvray Le Bouchet François Chidaine (Domaine)

2007

23 Price estimate statistics 2007

Montlouis Clos du Breuil François Chidaine (Domaine)

2007

23 Price estimate statistics 2007

Montlouis Les Choisilles

2006

24 Price estimate statistics 2006

Montlouis Clos du Breuil François Chidaine (Domaine)

2005

39 Price estimate statistics 2005

Vouvray Le Bouchet François Chidaine (Domaine)

2005

42 Price estimate statistics 2005

Montlouis Les Bournais

2005

37 Price estimate statistics 2005

Montlouis Moelleux François Chidaine (Domaine)

2005

38 Price estimate statistics 2005

Vouvray Moelleux François Chidaine (Domaine)

2005

32 Price estimate statistics 2005

Vouvray Les Argiles

2005

30 Price estimate statistics 2005

Montlouis Les Choisilles

2005

33 Price estimate statistics 2005

Montlouis Clos Habert François Chidaine (Domaine)

2005

29 Price estimate statistics 2005

Montlouis Les Bournais

2004

33 Price estimate statistics 2004

Vouvray Les Argiles

2004

22 Price estimate statistics 2004

Montlouis Les Choisilles

2004

40 Price estimate statistics 2004

Montlouis Clos du Breuil François Chidaine (Domaine)

2004

23 Price estimate statistics 2004

Montlouis Clos du Breuil François Chidaine (Domaine)

2003

26 Price estimate statistics 2003

Vouvray Moelleux François Chidaine (Domaine)

2003

28 Price estimate statistics 2003

Vouvray Les Argiles

2002

28 Price estimate statistics 2002

Montlouis Les Choisilles

2002

38 Price estimate statistics 2002

Vouvray Le Bouchet François Chidaine (Domaine)

2002

30 Price estimate statistics 2002

Montlouis Clos du Breuil François Chidaine (Domaine)

2002

26 Price estimate statistics 2002

Montlouis Clos Habert François Chidaine (Domaine)

2002

26 Price estimate statistics 2002

Montlouis Moelleux François Chidaine (Domaine)

2002

28 Price estimate statistics 2002

Montlouis Clos du Breuil François Chidaine (Domaine)

2001

30 Price estimate statistics 2001

Montlouis Clos Habert François Chidaine (Domaine)

2001

24 Price estimate statistics 2001

Montlouis Les Choisilles

2001

36 Price estimate statistics 2001

Montlouis Moelleux François Chidaine (Domaine)

2000

26 Price estimate statistics 2000

Montlouis Les Lys

1999

42 Price estimate statistics 1999

Montlouis Les Lys

1996

46 Price estimate statistics 1996

Montlouis Clos du Breuil François Chidaine (Domaine)

1989

25 Price estimate statistics 1989

Montlouis Les Lys

1989

65 Price estimate statistics 1989

Montlouis Les Bournais

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