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Jean-Maurice Raffault Chinon Blanc
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Jean-Maurice Raffault Chinon Blanc 2018

Chinon, Touraine, Loire, FranceOnly 2% of Chinon is planted to white, so when you find a Chinon Blanc, you know you're in for a special chenin blanc experience. This organically farmed chenin comes mostly from Ligre's chalky, limestone clay soils. This was native cool fermented in stainless, to preserve the bright, fresh, very special character of chenin on limestone. Wildflower honey, pear skin, lemon, eraser, subtle quince streams along the lees-lined palate, finishing with a shimmering hum of energy. A beaut now, but will certainly continue to hold in your cellar over the next few years. A mystery while they bottle this with a plastic cork.Tasted: 29 June 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 25.00 consignment Producer: Jean-Maurice RaffaultDistributors: Icon Fine Wine and Spirits
Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Chenin Blanc