Top 8% wine in the UK
Aromatic white wine
Blend: 100% Chenin Blanc
From: France, Aveyron IGP
By: Nicolas Carmarans
A Chenin Blanc that professes a ‘racy acidity’ and a nose of seashells, smoke and tropical melon. This dry white is from the picture-postcard vineyard of Nicholas Carmarans in Aveyron where the Chenin Blanc grapes are farmed organically and left to ferment in oak casks for ten months with natural yeasts.
Nicholas Carmaran ran a wine bar in Paris before deciding to pack up and look after his hillside vineyard full time. He nurtures a variety of grapes on steep slopes in the warm and beautiful Languedoc-Roussillon region. The vines grow on steep terraced slopes supported by traditional echalas, or stakes, rather than wires. The slopes are worked with a cable plough then the harvest is taken to the cellar where there is minimal intervention – no filtration, no fining and minimal use of sulphur.
Vivino users rate it a top wine with a stunning 3.8!