2016 La Porte Saint Jean “La Perlée” VDF Chenin Blanc, Loire Valley, France

This Chenin Blanc delivers an iodine bouquet which is delicately fruity and floral. It is surprisingly complex on the palate - simultaneously full yet direct, with a saline finish. This is a fine vin de France to enjoy within the next 10 years.


Sylvain Dittière learnt the ropes with influential winemakers: from Gauby to Thierry Germain, Château Yvonne and finally Clos Rougeard. It’s therefore natural that this talented producer – son-in-law of the late Charly Foucauld – set up shop in 2011 in Montreuil-Bellay. He chose the domain for its very cool cellars, ideal for long élevages. He makes red and white wines which showcase the purity of his fruit and masterful élevages.


Grape(s) Chenin Blanc
Farming Organic