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Jean-Maurice Raffault Chinon Blanc 2022

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, and was native cool fermented in stainless, to preserve the bright, fresh, very special character of chenin on limestone. Bright and shining, with lemon, verbena, and quince blossom running a sleek palate, with a subtle, alluring chenin waxiness that takes this to a saline finish. Vibrant acidity keeps this lively now, and ensures some great years ahead.Tasted: 12 April 2024Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Jean-Maurice RaffaultDistributors: Icon Fine Wine and Spirits
Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Chenin Blanc