Moonstones Chenin Blanc 2018

Methode Sauvage • 750ml • 12%


Methode Sauvage Moonstones Chenin Blanc 2018 is a white natural wine from California made from 100% Chenin Blanc grapes. Spontaneous fermentation with native yeast, unfiltered, unfined, low-sulfites.

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Why You Should Try It

The Wine: Moonstones Chenin Blanc 2018

Methode Sauvage Moonstones Chenin Blanc 2018 is a white natural wine from California made from 100% Chenin Blanc grapes. As Chad Hinds writes: "If Steely Dan was drinking wine while recording 1973's "Countdown to Ecstasy" it was probably Chenin Blanc from the Central Valley labeled as "California Chablis." Much like the wider yacht rock genre, Chenin Blanc has rarely received the respect it deserves. Although once seen as a simple filler grape in California, Chenin is finally getting attention for making some of the most competently pleasurable and freaky wines in the state. When left to its own devices Chenin will quietly drop an umami bomb in your glass, coaxing you in with its smooth honeyed texture, before attacking your palate with a heavy amplification of acid, dried flowers, and sea breeze salinity. Don't set out on a yacht rock cruise without it, but be warned...things might get weird."

The Producer: Iruai • Methode Sauvage

Methode Sauvage was started in 2013 by Chad Hinds. We began, striving to find a voice for California Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc from all over the state. In the Spring of 2018, we will begin planting a vineyard in the California Alps of Siskiyou County, using the permaculture methods laid out by Masanobu Fukuoka. In the spirit of this new project, we have begun experimenting with wine styles and varietals from the Alps of Europe.

We seek to make wine with a sense of place by employing no additives and removing no character. We explore a diverse array of exceptional vineyard sites, with the goal of channeling terroir and showcasing California's diversity.

The Region: San Benito County, California


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