Touraine Azay le Rideau
It's not easy to find a great value, reliably delicious and organic Chenin Blanc. Producing such an elusive goal was part of the inspiration of Domaine des Hauts Baigneux from the start. While their better known neighbor has gravitated towards industrial winemaking for the hypermarchés of France, the great terroir of Azay-le-Rideau remained largely unknown, which presented an incredibly opportunity to acquire and produce excellent wines and reasonable prices. Les Chênes comes from a blend of various parcels around the Azay le Rideau appellation in Cheillé and Vallère. This area is a phenomenal value for a terroir-driven hand-crafted Chenin Blanc.
La Surprise, Mezardière, Clos de La Cour
Clay with limestone bedrock
Vine age25 years old average
Vineyard size4 ha
Natural yeast fermentation in stainless steel tanks
Elevage6-12 months in stainless steel tanks and 30% in 12 hl demi-muids
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringUnfined/ Filtration "sur terre blanche"
Total production average15,000 bottles
UPC Code Bottle794020260109