Thomas Batardiere Chenin Sparkling La Croix Hardie 2014

A clean and focused petnat, one that does not show the funky notes that petnat can produce, bright and refreshing with beautiful Chenin notes.



Thomas Batardiere has been making wine in the village of Rablay sur Layon in Anjou since 2012. La Croix Hardie means 'bold cross'. This is Pétillant natural from 100% Chenin Blanc. Biodynamic; Demeter certified since 2015 vintage.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard biodynamic
Winemaker Thomas Batardiere
Producer Thomas Batardiere
Alcohol 13.00
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 1.50
Acidity (g/l) 6.20
Closure Cork
Cellar Potential Drink young but will last 3-5 years
Grape Variety 100% - Chenin Blanc
Body medium
Sweetness dry
region Loire Valley


Loire Valley

Covering 87 different AOCs, the Loire Valley is known for a fresh and fruity wine style, paired with crisp flavors. Some of the best known AOCs of France can be found in this region, including Sancerre, Chinon, Muscadet Sevre et Maine and Pouilly-Fume.

The region is dominated by the variety's Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Melon de Bourgogne ("Muscadet") for whites and by Cabernet Franc, Gamay and Pinot Noir for reds. Next to still wines, the Loire Valley is also the second-largest producer of sparkling wines in France.


Anjou AOC

The part of the Loire appellation known as "Middle Loire" is comprised of the Anjou and Saumur sub-appellations.

Within the Anjou wine region are many different appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC), each one responsible for a broad spectrum of wines including reds, whites and rosé as well as sweet wines. The region produces more varied wine styles from different grape varieties than any other Loire Valley wine region.

The two main grape varieties of the Anjou are Chenin blanc, which is here sometimes referred to as Pineau de la Loire and Cabernet Franc. Chenin Blanc is made into dry, sweet and sparkling wine. Cabernet Franc is used mostly for rosé and still red wines.

mostly for rosé and still red wines.

SKU: 2884