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Christine de Mianville Les Côtières Enchantées 2013


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  • Land: Christine de Mianville operates within the Jasnières appellation, where she tends to a single hectare of Chenin Blanc vines, organically farmed on a hillside akin to the Côte de Beaune. This small but noble appellation, nestled by the Loir River, benefits from a silex-rich terroir, contributing to the distinctiveness of her wines.
  • Wine: "Les Côtières Enchantées" 2013 exemplifies the traditional method of sparkling wine, matured for five years sur lie for added complexity and texture. This prolonged aging on the lees enriches the Chenin Blanc, highlighting its ability to yield sparkling wines with pronounced structure and nuanced flavors.
  • People: A Québec native with a passion for the natural world, Christine transitioned from forestry to viticulture, eventually settling in the Loire Valley. Alongside her son, Camille, she crafts wines that express the essence of Jasnières, demonstrating her commitment to minimal intervention and patient aging, guided by the wine itself.
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The Loire Valley, often referred to as the "Garden of France," is a revered wine region that stretches along the Loire River, producing an array of distinct wines, including the crisp, sea-breeze influenced Muscadet near the Atlantic coast, the versatile and expressive Chenin Blanc in regions like Vouvray and Anjou, the elegantly fragrant Cabernet Franc from Chinon and Bourgueil, and the minerally complex Sauvignon Blanc-based Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé from its eastern vineyards. This is a reflection of the valley's varied terroir and climate, which together foster the creation of wines that are celebrated for their finesse, diversity, and food-friendliness.

Loire Valley

Chenin Blanc, celebrated for its high acidity and versatility, finds its most iconic expressions in the Loire Valley of France and the sun-drenched vineyards of South Africa. In the Loire Valley, it's the backbone of an array of styles, from vibrant, dry whites to lusciously sweet wines, showcasing the grape's remarkable ability to reflect terroir and respond to winemaking techniques. Meanwhile, South Africa has embraced Chenin Blanc, locally known as Steen, producing wines that range from fresh and fruity to complex and age-worthy, further cementing the grape's global appeal and adaptability.

Chenin Blanc