Surprise – Francois Chidaine Montlouis is Available

Surprise – Francois Chidaine Montlouis is Available

Posted on Mar, 10. 2010 by

Categories: Wine

I won’t go into a long spiel here (once a day is enough, right?), I just wanted to put this out there because I personally am really excited about it and wanted to open it up to anyone else who might be interested. Francois Chidaine is an excellent Chenin Blanc producer in the small Loire region of Montlious, across the river from Vouvray. We fell in love with the producer when we visited the Loire a few years ago, but were extremely disappointed when Dionysos’ owner declared last year that he wasn’t going to import Chidaine anymore. Well, I just got a call from Dionysos’ rep, and lo and behold, their latest container has a bunch of Chidaine wines on it! Booyakasha!

For those who don’t know the Montlouis AOC or Francois Chidaine, here are a few resources if you’re at all interested (the first link even has specific info about the different bottlings, with tasting notes for some of them):

http://www.thewinedoctor.com/loire/francoischidaine.shtml
http://louisdressner.com/Chidaine/
http://www.thewinedoctor.com/regionalguides/loiretouraine1.shtml

These are what’s available:
2007 Chidaine Montlouis Sec Clos de Breuil
Retail price before [member discount|Our members save an average of 25% off the normal retail prices. As a courtesy to the retail wine industry we do not publish our prices.] $24.99 • Buy this wine!

2007 Chidaine Montlouis Sec Les Argiles
Retail price before [member discount|Our members save an average of 25% off the normal retail prices. As a courtesy to the retail wine industry we do not publish our prices.] $24.99 • Buy this wine!

2007 Chidaine Montlouis Sec Les Choisilles
Retail price before [member discount|Our members save an average of 25% off the normal retail prices. As a courtesy to the retail wine industry we do not publish our prices.] $29.99 • Buy this wine!

Chidaine Montlouis Demi-Sec Les Tuffeaux
Retail price before [member discount|Our members save an average of 25% off the normal retail prices. As a courtesy to the retail wine industry we do not publish our prices.] $22.99 • Buy this wine!

Chidaine Montlouis Demi-sec Clos Habert
Retail price before [member discount|Our members save an average of 25% off the normal retail prices. As a courtesy to the retail wine industry we do not publish our prices.] $26.99 • Buy this wine!

Chidaine Montlouis Demi-sec Le Bouchet
Retail price before [member discount|Our members save an average of 25% off the normal retail prices. As a courtesy to the retail wine industry we do not publish our prices.] $27.99 • Buy this wine!

These are wines (all Chenin Blanc, of course) that I feel have all the gusto and nearly the depth and class of Huet and other Vouvray legends, but don’t get the same recognition because Montlouis is relatively unknown. Like I said, I’m all geeked out about this surprise, and just wanted to share the news with anyone else who’ll listen.

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