Grape Varieties: Chenin Blanc
Producer: La Folle Berthe (David Foubert)
Region: Saumur, Loire, France
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.