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2004 Montlouis François Chidaine Clos du Breuil (750ml)
Producer: François Chidaine cave-insolite-chidaine.com
Appellation: Montlouis - Touraine - France (AOC)
Type: white
Varietal: Chenin Blanc
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$17.99
Availability:
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klwines.com: US$17.99
Tasting Notes:
http://manageyourcellar.blogspot.com/2006/08/wbw-24-fine-chenin-blanc-from.html
tasted: August 2, 2006 , Catherine Granger ManageYourCellar.com
4 stars "Bright golden color and a light, mineral nose with undertones of stone fruits. On the palate, crisp, dry, mineral, with also some roundness, leaving an aftertaste of white peach. Had the wine with some halibut filets baked in a Thai-inspired curry sauce. Like Riesling, Chenin Blanc loves Asian spices."
rated: August 2, 2006 , K&L Wine Merchants klwines.com
"François Chidaine has worked alongside his father Yves for many years, in two independent estates. He works his vines the old-fashioned way, but does not want any mention of organic viticulture on his bottles even though he is certified organic. He champions the Chenin Blanc grape and its ability to produce vibrant wines that age gracefully. Chidaine's estate is divided into 8 distinct plots, with much of the vineyards between 40 and 80 years old. Clos de Breuil is Chidaine's sec, or dry, cuvée of Montlouis. Clos du Breuil is always vinified separately as a Montlouis sec; it is minerally, with lively acidity and notes of honeysuckle and fruit confits."