Chateau Du Hureau, Argile 2018
Samur, Loire, France
Chenin Blanc. From 30 year old vines in deep clay-limestone soil, on the slopes of Dampierre sur Loire. Manual harvest. Very low yield (around 40 hectolitres per hectare). Fermented with native yeasts. Aged in barrel for 12 months. Organic. Full bodied, yet balanced by a pristine acidity, it has apricot/pear fruit with honeysuckle notes and a long, chewy, complex finish. This three year old white is still age-worthy for another 5-10 years.