2020 Domaine François Chidaine Montlouis-Sur-Loire "Méthode Traditionelle", Brut Nature, Loire Valley, France


Francois Chidaine is not only a leading natural viticulturalist and Chenin advocate, he has earned a reputation as a sparkling specialist and producer of some of the greatest value sparkling wines on the market. This new negociant bubbly is no exception.

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From purchased fruit in Montlouis following severe losses to mildew in the 2018 vintage. The vine sare grown in sandy, clay topsoil with limestone (tuffeaux) bedrock.

Following a pneumatic pressing, the juice is fermented with indigenous yeasts in tank for up to 6 months. No malolactic fermentation. No chaptalization, no dosage. Aged for 5-6 months on its fine lees in tank, then in bottle "sur lattes" for a minimum of 12 months.


Francois Chidaine is a second generation estate located in Montlouis, run by the dymanic couple, François and Manuela Chidaine. For years Chidaine has been a leader in natural viticulture, farming organically and biodynamically.

Today, Chidaine embraces “regnerative agriculture”, a no-till farming approach where permanent cover crops of indigenous and sown plants coexist with the vines. By mimicking nature, the vines find their place in a complex ecosystem, allowing them to better express their place of origin. Additionally, by building soil, François improves the rate at which CO2 is removed from the atmosphere and converted into plant material and soil organic matter. Besides a range of blended and single-parcel Montlouis, Chidaine also produces a couple of wines from top vineyards in Vouvray, as well as several delicious, easy-drinking, great value wines from purchased grapes from nearby vineyards in the Touraine appellation.


Grape(s) Chenin Blanc
Farming Organic