An immensely textural chenin from one of the most prestigious postcodes in the Loire
. Geneviève Delatte and Nicolas Bertin eschew additions of any kind in the cellar by allowing their wines time for long elevages in barrels. During that time the Echalier develops a dense, almost-oily, mineral-rich character, punctuated by an incredibly long, satisfying and silky finish. With a whisper of ripeness that harkens back to the tradition of picking botrytised grapes in this region, this wine is true to its origins and expertly executed.