2016 Domaine des Terres Blanches Les Hospices Chenin
Celine and Benoit Blet began their domaine in 2004, taking over a pre-existing vineyard in Oiron in Deux-Sevres. They chose Oiron because of its relative value in the Loire which allows them to make the wine they truly want to make. Céline and Benoit farm organically (certified since 2010), actively compost, and promote a diverse natural grass cover between the vines. They take advantage of gravity and ambient temperature whenever possible, and limit the additions to the wines to only sulphur at bottling (and never at fermentation).
Pure Chenin Blanc that benefits from some air to balance a slight volatile acidity. In the nose green fruits, cinnamon and cloves. In the mouth very light with a lively acidity. Dry with camomile notes on the way down.