Chateau de Bonnezeaux La Minee Basse 2021

Chateau de Bonnezeaux La Minee Basse 2021

Regular price $222

2020 // 750ml // ABV 14%

Bit of a story here. This Loire Valley estate lay dormant for more than 30 years and was resuscitated by winemaker Guyonne Saclier de la Bâtie in 2012, who slowly converted to biodynamics. His first vintage came in 2016. Vineyards are incredibly biodiverse, with wild grass growing between the vines; yields are low and everything is done by hand. In just a handful of years, these wines have attained cult status and allocations are extremely limited. Anjou might be known for sweeter styles, but this is dry chenin blanc, with bracing intensity and concentration of flavour. Super ripe and full of orchard fruit character, as well as that orange/apricot blossom perfume and honeycomb richness that make chenin so damn compelling, along with a mineral backbone. Dense and complex. A rare bird and a ripper! - Andrew Guard, Importer

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