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A blend from JC’s two plots (La Roche and Bézigon), it has classic Chenin opulence and aromatics. It’s lighter, brighter, and fresher than previous vintages - fleshy, with a flash of ginger spice in the finish. A more drinkable take on this often highly complex grape.
Jean-Christophe was a sommelier before deciding to pack it in and actually make the stuff. He studied winemaking in the Loire and after a stage with Marc Angeli bought a few plots of vines and started making his own wine. He has some 60 year-old and 40 year-old Chenin vines and a bit of Cabernet Franc, Grolleau, Gamay and Pineau d'Aunis. The vines grow on schist, limestone and marl - the distinctive terroir of the Layon valley. It is not just the vineyards that make JCG's wines so special; his Chenins spend a long time pressing softly so as to extract the juice gently - there can be a delicate oxidative quality that adds to the complexity of these wines.