'Les Argiles' is a Vouvray in all but name - declassified to 'Vin de France', as François's makes his wines in Montlouis. He sources the Chenin Blanc for this gorgeous wine, from plots around 'Clos Baudoin' which is widely viewed as one of the world's finest Chenin Blanc vineyard sites. This stunning fruit lends itself to a remarkable white, that's brimming with stone fruits, citrus and apple, alongside a healthy whack of gunsmoke and flint. Everything we love about great Chenin Blanc.
François Chidaine is a master of Chenin Blanc, working biodynamically with single vineyard plots in Loire's Montlouis. Montlouis is the mirror image of Vouvray, sitting just across the Loire river and home to exceptional expressions of the iconic white Loire grape. François Chidaine has been a driving force in resurrecting this region's reputation after several decades spent flying under the radar.
“If you admire purity in Chenin Blanc, this is an address to remember.” Josh Raynolds, Vinous