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Francois Chidaine Rosé Touraine 2015


Estate: Francois Chidaine is regarded as “one of France’s most exciting white wine makers”, and is best known for his Chenin Blanc crafted from Montlouis and Vouvray appellations. He began by working the 12 hectares of family vineyards in the Loire Valley with his father. He established his own domaine in 1989 with only a few parcels of family land, gradually adding additional land from surrounding neighbors who for various reasons were no longer interested in growing. Currently his estate consists of 40 hectares, with 50 individual plots. He began organic farming in 1992, and then biodynamic farming in 1999.

Philosophy: “Biodynamics summarizes my way of working and thinking viticulture. This is both a culmination and a quest. As a result this philosophy of terroir puts the plant at the center of concerns and that it pushes us to the requirement.”

Winemaking: Grapes were sourced from biodynamic/organic vineyards located in the Cher Valley with flint, clay and limestone soil. Fermented at cool temperatures with indigenous yeast in stainless steel tanks, aged on the lees until bottling.

Tasting Notes: Amber-pink in colour with aromas of red apple and minerals. Blackberry, apple and sea minerals are complimented by an herbaceous streak and fantastic, food friendly acidity. The fruity, dry finish keeps you reaching for more.

Blend of Grolleau, Pinot Noir and Gamay [I was unable to verify varietal percentages.]
Touraine AOC
Bottled by SARL Francois Chidaine
12.5% Alcohol
$14 [average price]
Enjoy now

2 comments on “Francois Chidaine Rosé Touraine 2015

  1. This looks like it was enjoyed at The Cheese Traveler in Albany. Jealous. I want to know which of the two sandwiches was the better pairing for the wine. 🙂


    • You are correct! With that brilliant acidity and dry fruit finish, it was able to stand up to Brandon’s scrumptious sandwiches. Mine was a combo of gamey chèvre, sweet honey, sweet and spicy peppers and smoky brussel sprouts. Husband had the sweet and savoury with duck and berry compote. Each sandwich had sweet, gamey and smoky elements, so it was a fantastic match with both

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