About This Vineyard
Only a couple of years ago, François Chidaine was considered to be one of the wine-makers to watch in the Loire. This assessment was based on his excellent vineyard holdings in Montlouis, an appellation on the rise, and his commitment to biodynamic farming and non-intervention wine-making style. Now that the transition is complete, he is considered to be one of the great wine-makers in the Loire.
His organic wines show a combination of finesse, minerality and power which we only encounter in the great wines of France. This is due to a number of factors, not least of which is his commitment to working the soil of his vineyards, and lowering yields below fifty hectoliters per hectare (3.5 tons per acre). François Chidaine is a go-to domaine for wines of brightness, precision, texture, minerality and sheer intensity of flavour.