Type: Orange Wine
Grape: Chenin Blanc
Christine and Joel Menard have been making wine in the heart of the Coteaux du Layon AOC in the Loire Valley for more than twenty years, where they farm 13 hectares of vines organically/biodynamically. Grapes are harvested by hand and fermented in stainless steel tanks using native yeast. They produce an outstanding array of wines from Cabernet Franc, Grolleau, Gamay and Chenin Blanc, adhering to exacting standards, and produce stunning natural wines that are not chaptalised or filtered. These wines are vibrantly alive.
30 year-old vines. Grapes are hand harvested and macerated as whole bunches for 1 month in stainless tank. The finished wine is lightly filtered and sulfured and bottled in the spring.
'Zeste' is a dry, aromatic and structured 100% skin contact Chenin Blanc. A statement wine from Christine and Joel, who proudly proclaim on the bottle - 'Zest Saves The Winemaker!'