Denis Meunier

Loire | Vouvray | Vernou-sur-Brenne

Although Denis Meunier is only 26, his small domaine is one of the most old-school you are likely to see in Vouvray. Denis took over 13 hectares of old-vine chenin blanc (up to 65 years old) from his father and uncle in 2012. Even after a string of heartbreaking vintages early in his tenure, his vision and dedication are unwavering. He is moving the domaine toward organic farming, with a resolute “respect for terroir” — the distinctive gravelled tuffeau and clay-silex soils of Vernou-sur-Brenne and Chançay.

Anticipate a long trajectory of terroir-focused winemaking for this driven young producer.

Denis Meunier 2019 Vouvray Sec "Expresion de Silex"

This chenin is sourced from vines with an average age of 25 years. It is pressed slowly, at a low pressure, is cold stabilized, and undergoes a long, cool alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel. Once the fermentation is over, the wine is racked and aged on the fine lees, receiving battonage when necessary. This chenin is focused on the palate and lively on the nose, exuding expressive aromas of bright citrus.

  • 2018
  • Chenin Blanc
  • France
  • Loire
  • Vouvray
  • Practicing Organic
  • South, southwest
  • Flinty clay, limestone
  • Stainless steel
  • Stainless steel
  • 6.3
  • 750 ml

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