Appellation: VDF
Cuvée: Ida
Colour: White
Grapes: Chenin Blanc
About: a skin contact wine that’s really more white than orange and stays very true to the soil and variety, made from the same grapes as Poil. Super aromatic and remarkably persistent, giving pleasure once opened for a week. Ida is Sebastien’s grandmother, also vigneronne.

Vines

Location: in Montreuil Bellay 16km south of Saumur.
Size: 2.
Age: 15 to 50 years old.
Soils: limestone and clay.
Exposition: flat.
Altitude: 80.
Training: guyot.
Farming: organic, biodynamic, ploughing. Certified AB.
Average yield hl/ha: 45.
Climate: .

Winemaking

Destemmed and put in concrete to ferment on skins for three weeks, with some remontages, then moved to clay jar that’s not porous.

Vintage notes 2018
Yield hl/ha: 40
Harvested: mid sept
Bottles produced: 1,600
Date bottled: 2020-07
Alcohol: 13.5%
SO2 Total: 0 added
Tasting: Terrific, pale golden colour, lovely grainy texture, just elegant with just enough fruit sweetness to balance the astringency, medium body and super lively. Quite tight for now. Opens to more earthy, spicy character.
Same pear as Poil.