Grapes: Chenin + Cab Franc
Region: Le Puy Notre Dame, Saumur, France
Soils: Clay + Limestone
Vinification: Direct press of both grapes together, then fermented in older red wine barrel
Aging: 12 months in barrel
Fining or Filtering: None
Notes from the Importer: Domaine de la Renière is located in the heart of the Puy-Notre-Dame appellation, 15 miles from Saumur. The domaine was founded by rising star winemaker Thibault Masse, who, with no familial links to the world of wine, set out from a young age to gather as much theoretical knowledge as possible. His studies took him all over France, until landed a two-year work-study with Romain Guiberteau, where he developed his adoration for Chenin Blanc.