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Le P’tit Ch’nin by Domaine de la Garrelière

blood orange curd - crunchy - tart apple - yoghurt

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The winery occupies an old bank barn, a long, rectangular stone building that was built into the hillside. You enter on the uphill side on the second level, and exit on the downhill side on the lower level. The uphill side faces the Plouzeau’s household and between them is a small courtyard. This is the playground of a flock of chickens, Hulot the giant dog and a young cat, while continually flying in and out of the barn are swallows that nest in the rafters.

The original 19th century screw press still exists on that second level, built into the floor with gutters to direct the grape juice into bygone fermenters on the level below. On that lower level, burrowing into the hillside and predating the current structure by several centuries, is a stone cellar built in 1645. It’s little more than a long narrow corridor, and in its rear is where the domaine ages wine in barrel. 

Francois and Pascaline Plouzeau maintain an immaculate vineyard near the fascinating village of Richelieu which lies south of Tours quite close to the Chinon region.

This is a brand new cuvée for the Plouzeau family.

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100% chenin blanc. 5 to 10 years old vines. Direct pressed. Fermentation in stainless over 2 weeks. Natural yeasts. Aged for 6 months in 500 litre old wooden barrels before bottling.

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Wine Type Grape Vintage
White Chenin Blanc 2019
Country Region Appellation
France Loire Savennières

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  • $32.95