Deboutbertin Achillee Chenin 2017

$ 33.50

Beautiful Chenin from ancient Anjou vineyards surrounding the Deboutbertin winery. Horse plowed and farmed organically, the grapes are carefully harvested and pressed in an old basket press. The juice is caught in an old barrel and left to do its thing for about a year.

2017 was a vintage in the Loire but also in other parts of the old world that saw many spontaneous fermentations get stuck with a few grams of residual sugar remaining in the finished wine. To not break with their philosophy means to not inoculate with selected yeasts and risk secondary fermentation in the bottle, and that's what Stephanie and Vincent happily went for. To protect their wine and allow this fermentation to occur without issues, the wine received a crown cork.