Le Fief Noir Skin Contact Chenin Blanc 2021
"Le Fief Noir is the realization of a dream of two young wine makers, Dominique Sirot and Alexis Soulas, who met one another while working in Corsica. After visiting dozens of estates with available land, the two of them felt strongly drawn to Anjou as a place where they wanted to settle, raise families, and make expressive, terroir-driven wines. Their 20 ha domain is located in the village of St-Lambert du Lattay, in the heart of the “Anjou Noir,” which takes its name from the black Schist soil that dominates the terroir here. This soil is ideal for Chenin Blanc which can obtain its ideal richness here, balanced with bright minerality and acidity. Dominque and Alexis work organically and all the vineyard work and harvest is conducted manually. They also grow Cabernet Franc and the rare Grolleau. Bonhomie is thrilled to be introducing these wines made with authenticity, simplicity, and respect for the soil.
100% Chenin blanc Orange wine from 40 year old vines planted to the local clay-loam over black schist. Manual harvest after pre-harvest selection. Whole berry cluster maceration for 2 weeks. Fermentation in steel tank achieving full malo. Rests 6 months in amphora. Unfiltered, unfined." -Supplier notes