Francois Chidaine

François Chidaine Chenin d'Ailleurs

$45.00

COUNTRY

France

REGION

Loire

VARIETY/TYPE

Chenin Blanc

VINTAGE

2016

ALCOHOL

13%

SIZE

750 ml

Palate: Ripe Citrus, Yellow Plum, White Flowers, Racy, Bright, Chalky, Mineral

Nose: Fresh, Pure, Desiccated Orchard Fruits

Pairing: Grilled Fish, Seafood, Chicken, Vegetables

THE VARIETY

Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc produces wines that range from bone-dry to sweet. Although the flavour of Chenin Blanc varies, the grape is known for its acidity, floral nature and honey and stone-fruit profile. Chenin thrives in cooler climates like the Loire Valley, where its acidity is preserved. On the other hand, warmer climates like South Africa and Australia are producing dry-style Chenin Blanc of outstanding quality. Fresh and fruity Chenin Blanc pairs well with vegetable dishes or salads; oaked versions pair with rich fish or cream-based chicken entrées; and sweet Chenin Blanc naturally matches desserts or serves as a balancing counterpart to rich, pungent cheeses.
THE REGION

Loire

Located in Northern France, the Loire stretches over 965 kilometres and contains five wine regions, each one having unique styles, appellations and different characteristics of grapes. The region's viticulture varies for each appellation, although they share an overall cool climate. It is known for having difficult growing conditions in some areas. Despite this, the region produces exemplary wines, specifically white wines, dessert wines and some red varieties. The Loire’s wines generally have high acid with notes of tart fruit and mineral flavours. Main Varietals here are Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc and Melon de Bourgogne.