2018 Le Rouchefer
The Mosse family are meticulous when it comes to farming and winemaking. René and Agnes have been farming their plot in Anjou since 2001, but their sons are just as invested and will likely take over in the coming years. Pineau d'Aunis, Chenin and Cab Franc are the stars of this region. The Le Rouchefer is a pure Chenin Blanc that comes from a small parcel of gently sloping, southwest facing land that extends over 1.66 hectares with clay and gravel (studded with quartz) sitting on schist. The grapes are hand harvested and meticulously sorted before slow pressing, then the wine is aged in old barrels for 12 months. There is a tiny bit of residual sugar in this wine which adds to its charming attitude. Elegant, complex; for lovers of rich, lustrous Chenin.