For more than 30 years, Domaine des Sablonettes has been producing outstanding wines from Coteaux du Layon of Loire Valley. They are dedicated biodynamic farmers, gently work grapes into bottle with wild fermentation, zero additions and no filtering/fining as a motif. This is brilliant, electric, mouth-watering and lively chenin blanc set to bone dry though 2019 sees a little puppy fat in texture. It’s all saline and soft, Real Lemonade-y, light and fresh, plush in its mouth-feel and faintly nutty-savoury. Such a refreshing, brilliant white wine, illuminating just how versatile and interesting chenin can be at the drier end of the scale, and just how fine it can feel too. Superb expression here.