Domaine des Hauts Baigneux 'Les Chênes', Touraine Azay le Rideau, France 2020
Founded in 2012 by two long time friends, Nicolas Grosbois and Philippe Mesnier Hauts Baigneux is located just a few kilometers east from Chinon, close to the former studio of American artist Alexander Calder. They focus on minimal intervention in both the vineyards and the cellar, as you would expect; all native yeasts, no additives outside small amounts of SO2. An easy, dry, and bright Chenin Blanc with the perfect amount of texture for early enjoyment.
Pairing: Squash Blossoms, white asparagus
Grape: Chenin Blanc
Soil: clay with limestone bedrock
Viticulture: Organic with some Biodynamic practices