100% Melon de Bourgogne, this wine is produced from a plot of vines named La Claretière which was planted in 1984 on mother rock of granite and gneiss, officially in the village of Vallet, but the plot lies at the top of a hillside that descends gently spilling into the village of Le Landreau.
"It was a vintage that gave you the chance to show what you were made of," says Chris Alheit of the "middling 2022 growing season". It certainly did. This is a brilliant cuvée of Chenin Blanc with 8% Semillon, sourced from ten different vineyards. Showing lots of energy from early picked grapes on granite soils, it has fennel, fynbos and lanolin aromas, citrus, green herb and wet stone flavours, and good ageing potential, despite the heat of the vintage." - Tim Atkin MW