Château de Bonnezeaux 'La Minée Haute'

Château de Bonnezeaux 'La Minée Haute'


Country: France

Region: Loire

Grapes: Chenin Blanc

Vintage: 202

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.

Vivid, rich La Minée Haute is from Bonnezeaux's newest plot planted with vines growing in gravel towards the bottom of the hill. Ripe orchard fruits, spice and a salty minerality lead into an immensely powerful palate that seems like it will never end.