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Chenin Blanc - Fontenelles 2016 - La Folle Berthe

Chenin Blanc - Fontenelles 2016 - La Folle Berthe

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Grape Varieties: Chenin Blanc

Producer: La Folle Berthe (David Foubert)

Region: Saumur, Loire, France

Certified Organic

Vegan friendly wine

Wild Scale: 3/5

Winemaking: Organic grapes were harvested by hand and underwent a slow fermentation with indigenous yeast in old barrels where it also aged for 20 months. Bottled with no fining or filtration and a small amount of sulphur. Aged in bottle for a further 4 months before release.

This Wine:  A natural white wine with great intensity, concentration and finesse. All the hallmarks of top quality Chenin Blanc such as crisp green apple balanced with with a strong mineral character. 

Notes on the Winemaker: David Foubert was a Parisian journalist before he headed west to focus on winemaking in famous town of Saumur. He oversees 4 hectares of vines and makes natural wine from local grape varieties.