Francois Chidaine Les Bournais Sec Montlouis Sur Loire
Les Bournais is a site overlooking the Loire river. It had been abandoned for some time, but Chidaine believed it to be one of the very best sites in Montlouis, and planted vines here in 1999.
Unlike most of Montlouis, which is on clay and silex, or flint, Bournais lies on clay and limestone, and the name Bournais refers to the particular type of limestone found here.
Very juicy and suave, featuring lime, pear and peach flavors that mingle at the core, framed by bright mineral accents and hints of spice. This shows good harmony, with fruity, savory and spicy elements all intermingling. Chalky finish. Best from 2021 through 2030. 300 cases made, 50 cases imported.