The Christmases of Montbenault Chenin - Richard Leroy 2018
Originally from the Vosges, settled in the Paris region, graduated in economics, Richard Leroy founded his estate with his wife Sophie in 1996, buying 2 hectares from a couple of winegrowers, Mr. and Mrs. Chêné. Passionate about wine, he decided to change his life and settled in Anjou, in the Layon valley, in Rablay-sur-Layon. His first plot is located in the place called Montbenault Christmas. It was completed a few years later by a second plot, the Clos des Rouliers.
Richard Leroy now cultivates 2.7 ha of Chenin and produces exclusively dry whites. From the start, Richard Leroy's choice was fororganic farming and biodynamics, convinced that these practices are for him the most likely to transcribe the nuances of his terroirs. This demanding winegrower thus aspires to "work the vines as simply as possible, because wine is nothing but fermented grapes".
The estate has been certified since 2002 and produces very few bottles, rare and baroque cuvées, of great resonance, which can sometimes confuse neophytes.
Format : 75 cl
|Region: Loire Valley||
Culture : bio
|Grape: Chenin Blanc
Tasting: grosse cuvée of a very nice liveliness, nice freshness with minerality! It is of great energy, a very great wine.