Chateau de Bonnezeaux 'La Montagne'
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.
La Montagne is from 2 plots of vines, 40 and 70 years old respectively. A refined, struck match reductive nose gives way to zingy citrus and baked apple with towering acidity expertly balanced by the broadness of the immense, savoury palate.