CHATEAU DE PLAISANCE RONCERAY BLANC
Spurred on by several winegrowers in the appellation, Ronceay is the name given to the dry whites created in the Thatch Premier cru and Quarts de Chaume grand cru appellation, which by law, to be classified under the AOC can only produce sweet wines from Chenin Blanc. Named in homage to the Ronceay abbey, owners of the vines in the 11th century.
2019 was the first vintage release since Vanessa Cherruau took over the estate (and the appellation fight) from Guy Rochais. She is very enthusiastic to continue producing dry Chenin and it shows.
This is textural but fresh, soft but vibrant with a touch of spritz on opening. There is plenty of warm stone fruit balanced by citrusy acidity and minerality on the finish. Absolutely wonderful to drink now but this has potential to be left for a few years if you can wait.
France (Loire Valley)