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La Roche Bezigon - 2017

Jean-Christophe makes this Chenin Blanc in the Layon area of Anjou. A blend from two vineyards – La Roche (Old Vines) and Bezigon (Younger Vines). The grapes are slowly pressed in an old vertical press and the wine is fermented and aged in an huge old oak foudre. This wine has lovely bright appley character and the faintest spritz on the tongue when first opened. Behind this however is a mouth-filling fruity richness; a really nice balance that only Chenin Blanc can achieve!

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Jean-Christophe was a sommelier before deciding to pack it in and actually make the stuff. He studied wine making in the Loire and after a stage with Marc Angeli, he bought a few plots of vines and started making his own wine. He has some 60 year old and 40 year old Chenin vines and a bit of Cabernet Franc, Grolleau, Gamay and Pinot d’Aunis. The vines grow on schist, limestone and marl – the distinctive terrain of the Layon valley. It is not just the vineyards that make JCG’s wines so special; his Chenins spend over 24 hours pressing softly so as to extract the juice gently – there can be a delicate oxidative quality that adds to the complexity of these wines.


Producer: Jean-Christophe Garnier

Region: Layon - Loire

Size of vineyard: 8 hectares 

Soil: Schist, limestone and marl

We enjoyed pairing it with: Appleby's Cheshire and Highfields



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