Christine and Joel Menard have been farming their 13 hectares of vines in the Coteaux du Layon
for nearly 30 years, and have been certified biodynamic since 2007
. While the region is perhaps best known for it's production of sweet
wines, Joel and Christine have been quietly making an array of fabulous dry
wines since the onset of the domaine. They're now joined by their son, Jeremy, in both the vineyards and the cellar, and make wines of quality at a price point not often seen anymore.
For the P'tit Blanc, young vines of chenin are harvested and direct pressed into stainless steel tanks, producing a wine of bright, crispy acidity and only a touch of leesy texture.