A real masterpiece of Chenin Blanc, and a wine that exemplifies why Clos Galerne has such a deserved reputation for serious quality. 'Les Rouanieres' is a small 40-year-old plot in Anjou, farmed with organic practices, and worked meticulously by hand. The result is a bold, intensely flavoured wine driven by delicious notes of fresh peach, dried apricot, beeswax and freshly spun honey, with a long and luxurious finish that never seems to end. A real masterpiece.
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Clos Galerne is the Anjou-based passion project of husband and wife duo Cédric and Myrtille Bourez, who relocated from Provence in search of some of the Loire's greatest terroirs for their own winemaking project. Having trained at Château d’Esclans Cedric and his wife Myrtille were captivated by the potential of the eleven hectares they found in the form of tiny parcels of Anjou Noir, Pierre Bise, Moulin Brûlé Beaulieu-sur-Layon, Savennières and Chaume.
It was love at first sight, and Cédric and Myrtille now own and farm these plots with organic principles and a low-intervention approach. We have been consistently blown away by this project. Clos Galerne offers outstanding expressions of Anjou Chenin Blanc at remarkably affordable prices, and we are very excited to see how they continue to take the Loire by storm.