2020 Thibaud Boudignon Anjou Blanc
Loire Valley, France
Thibaud Boudignon is one of the most exciting figures in French wine today - his biodynamically farmed wines have garnered him immense, and worthy, praise, even though he only has 3.5 hectares of land. This 100% Chenin Blanc comes from 35 year old vines on volcanic schist soils. Fermented in stainless steel with native yeasts for 2-3 weeks, followed by maturation in 300L and 750L barrels (30% new) for 15-18 months. Since Thibaud has moved into his new winery just 2 years ago this wine has moved up a few notches in depth and complexity. This is mouthwatering Chenin at its best, with lots of juicy green apple, pear and stoney minerality. Just so pure and balanced!