Chateau de Bonnezeaux Frimas
Region: Loire Valley
Grapes: Chenin Blanc
Guyonne Saclier de la Bâtie worked with the legendary Mark Angeli at Ferme de Sansonnière before taking the reins at Château de Bonnezeaux in Anjou in 2012. The 70 year old Chenin Blanc vines had lay abandoned for over 30 years before Guyonne undertook the painstaking process of nursing them back to health, employing the biodynamic methods he had learned from Mark Angeli. In a short time this has become one of the most exciting producers not just in the Loire but all of France, creating wines of immense energy, drive and down right deliciousness.
Intense but more linear than 'La Montagne', Frimas is all about controlled power with piercing apple and citrus fruit, spice, honey and a savoury edge.