PLEASE NOTE WE DELIVER WITHIN AND JUST BEYOND THE M60 OF MANCHESTER - CLICK FOR DETAILS

Attention Chenin Méchant

Nicolas Reau


Regular price £19.00
Attention Chenin Méchant

CHENIN BLANC - 2017

LOIRE, FRANCE

LOW INTERVENTION

White stone fruits and orange peel.  Rounded texture and body with balanced acidity.

Nicolas practices Biodynamics but doesn’t seek the certification. Instead his philosophy is to be guided by conscientious farming so as to produce wines that are clean, distinct and honest. To this end, Réau uses intuition to identify the 2 to 3 day window where the fruit shows phenolic maturity but still has a low potential alcohol. This window is identifiable when the fruit demonstrates the most harmony on the palate, a sensation that is almost impossible to find in vineyards manipulated by chemicals and industrial processes according to Réau. He believes that if you let the climate and vines guide the work in the vineyard, the energy of the fruit will carry through to the finished wine as long as the winemaker refrains from similar interventions in the cellar. With slight variations in ripeness of the individual berries at harvest, Réau’s wines carry a natural acidity, freshness, and personality that cannot be reproduced by any other means.

Related Products