Terres de l'Aumonier Au Gré Du Vent
Region: Loire Valley
Grapes: Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc
Sophie and Thierry Chardon of L'Aumonier have been based in Touraine since 1996, working with the Sauvignon Blanc the area is famed for as well as Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Côt (Malbec), Gamay and Cabernet Franc. Farming has been organic since 2006 and biodynamic since 2021 with the soil a mixture of the argile and silex.
Au Gré Du Vent is technically a pét-nat though with 12 months ageing on the lees, rich toasty brioche aromas and beautifully fine bubbles, it drinks more like a top quality crémant.