Collection Chenin Blanc Chardonnay, Jérémie Mourat 2019
Jérémie Mourat makes his wine in the Fiefs Vendéens appellation in the Vendée-Poitou region of western France. This region now comes under the wider Loire Valley administration, though it sits half way between Nantes and Cognac. Historically an important wine producing region around the city of Poitiers, because of its significant moderating influence from the Atlantic, now it is virtually unknown outside of France. Jérémie Mourat makes the most of a lack of such expectations, to make truly inspiring and often experimental wines with a playful approach to local rules, growing organically and fermenting in concrete eggs for example (just look at the quirky bottle too). The Collection Chenin/Chardonnay is made from 20 year-old vines, is bottled very lightly filtered to preserve the purity of the fruit and body of the wine.