An single-vineyard Chenin from the lieu-dit of Les Epinays with ageing in oak, amphora and concrete. Notes of pear, allspice and apricot. Ripe apricot, citrus and a mineral freshness on the palate. Hints of vanilla backed by serious structure and acidity. An absolute stunner, and the kind of Chenin that really shows the possibilities of this variety. Serve from 12-13°C.

Damien and Coralie Delecheneau, the winemaking team behind La Grange Tiphaine, have played a pivotal role in the revival of quality wines from the Touraine. Epinays is a the name of a single vineyard of Chenin Blanc vines in the Montlouis-Sur-Loire appellation, often considered the birthplace of modern style Chenin. This parcel is known for exceptional terroir and an ideal south-facing exposure. The first vintage was in 2015, and there is an annual production of only 3000 bottles.

Vinification: Ten-year-old vines grown in sandy-clay and limestone soil. Grapes are hand harvested, de-stemmed and gently pressed. Fermentation for 10 months in casks. The wine is then transferred into concrete eggs, oak barrels and amphora for one year of ageing. The final wine is blended and bottles without sulphites

Match it with: Equally at home with white meats, fish, seafood, and cheese.

  • White
  • Chenin Blanc
  • France, Loire
  • La Grange Tiphaine
  • Dry
  • 12.50%
  • Ready to Drink And Will Improve