LES ERRANCES - QUAND FOND LA NEIGE CHENIN BLANC 2020
Flinty notes on the nose with a nice richness on the palate, with notes of pear and lime. An elegant and gourmet wine.
Chenin Blanc from the limestone soils of Rablay. Pressed straight to old barrels where the wine was on full solids for 11 months. Beautiful oxidative note on this one.
ORIGIN Loire Valley, France
MAKER Les Errances
GRAPES Chenin Blanc
Les Errances or “Wanderings” is a winery owned by Warren and Maïté Perrocheau who met in 2009 in business school. After travelling the world living in Mexico and Sweden they finally ended up in France and after a few years in the corporate world they decided to move to the Loire Valley for a slower lifestyle. After completing their viticultural studies and working with some of the region’s greats they founded Les Errances in 2018.
They now farm 6 ha of mixed varietals in the small village of Rablay sur Layon, while buying small amounts of fruit from organic producers such as Alain Bore & David Landron. Their farming is meticulous and they take a permaculture approach encouraging diversity of plants and trees in and around the vines. In the cellar they are as hands off as possible, with long wild ferments and a mixture of fermenting vessels. All wines enjoy long elevage and are remarkably stable, with minimal sulphur added only when needed. Their wines are immensely enjoyable, clean natural wines and some of our favourites tasted over the last few years.
The wines of Les Errances are as wholesome as they come. They speak deeply of Rablay and show absolute purity through each cuvee.