TOP PICK If anyone knows my wine preferences, Loire Valley Wines are on the top of my list for quality, value and interest. I wait for this wine to come out every year and I can never get enough.
The estate has been certified organic since 2006 but has been farmed without chemicals and with homemade compost and with active working of the soils for much longer than that. The fruit is all from the estate, is hand-harvested, destemmed, moved only by gravity; fermented with indigenous yeasts in cement tank; aged in a mix of cement tank and used barriques; never punched down; touched with very little sulfur; and bottled without filtration. Their wines are noted for exquisite precision, concentration and texture and are unquestionably among the finest and most expressive of the Chinon appellation.