A pinnacle example of Loire Valley Chenin Blanc. Montlouis lies on the opposite side of the river to Vouvray and is considered to be Vouvray’s little brother. Yet Francois Chidaine has elevated his wines above such status, into the realm of mouth watering deliciousness. Les Choisilles refers to the black flint found in the soil amongst the vineyards where the fruit is sourced from. Chidaine's style is to ferment and mature in large six hundred litre demi-muids, which keeps the fruit forward and fresh, while slightly rounding out the structure. The result is a sensory beating. Loads of citrus and stone fruits, gob smacking acid and a rounded texture through the middle. Could quite easily finish this off solo while cooking up a storm!