Clément Baraut Les Herbes Folles

Clément Baraut Les Herbes Folles


Country: France

Region: Loire Valley

Grapes: Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Grolleau Gris

Vintage: 2022

Clément is one of the pioneers of biodynamic winemaking, and has been instrumental in the development of Savennières as an appellation and, along with Nicolas Joly, responsible the proliferation of natural winemaking in the Loire. In a region known for its chiselled wines, those of Clément Baraut stand out for their digeste quality and freedom. These are fine and nuanced wines that express their terroir with precision and are the result of more than 30 years of thoughtful, carefully considered tweaks. 

The chenin for this cuvée comes from Savennières which is blended with Sauvignon and the rare Grolleau Gris from organic-certified grapes bought from Domaine du Verger in Anjou. Fermentation in stainless steel and 6 months ageing in old barriques, the wine was bottled off with a tiny addition of SO2 (0.8g/hl). An interesting and smart blend, this is the perfect apéritif wine, sapid and vivid with moreish citrus flavours – top value for money.