In 2013, longtime friends Nicolas Grosbois and Philippe Mesnier purchased 12 hectares of vines in Azay-le-Rideau, an excellent though relatively unknown terroir just east of Chinon. They immediately began farming all the vines organically, and set about on an ambitious project to reintroduce the wines of Azay-le-Rideau.
Grape: Chenin Blanc 100%
Region: Azay le Rideau, Touraine, Loire Valley, France
Farming: Organic, 25 year old vines, hand harvestedWinery: 12 months on lees in 70% stainless/30% neutral demi-muids (large oak barrels), wild yeast, unfined