Domaine de la Garrelière AOC Touraine Le Ptit Chnin 2020
Le P’tit Ch’nin is Chenin Blanc from a 1.2 hectare parcel of younger vines (5-10 years). The grapes are slowly direct pressed, including some of the last of the pressing. The juice is allowed to settle up to 24 hours, and then placed in steel vats for fermentation and a short period of aging. I then spends 6 months in barrels.
François and Pascale started farming biodynamically more than twenty-five years ago. Their terroir is mostly clay and limestone terroirs mixed with sandy soils and rocks. The unique labels produced by local artists that reflect the naming of the wine.