Hervé Villemade - 2020 - Bulle Blanche
Hervé Villemade - 2020 - Bulle Blanche

50% Chardonnay, 25% Menu Pineau, 25% Chenin Blanc

Loire, France

Hervé Villemade has been working his family's vines in Cellettes since taking over from his father in 1995. Today, the estate represents about 22 hectares of organically farmed fruit within the Cheverny and Cour-Cheverny AOCs, along with a négociant license to supplement production with local grapes. The grapes are direct pressed and start fermentation in enamel lined tanks. Two rackings are done to clarify the wine and to slow down fermentation. When around 20 grams of residual sugar are left to ferment, the wine is bottled and aged 24 months of elevage sur lattes. Each bottle is disgorged manually. (Louis Dressner)