Ludovic Chanson, from his first bottles released as a young upstart winemaker, has been proving himself year in year out in Montlouis. Entering the wine world in 2009, having left a career in pharmaceutical research, this scientist was bitten by the vine bug during time spent with Vincent Carême and Damien Délécheneau (of the Domaine La Grange Tiphaine). He’d buy 8.5 hectares to start out, but soon decided to cutback. Today, he only cultivates 5 hectares of vines, planted with Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pineau d’Aunis and Gamay, all of which was already farmed organically before he acquired them. Ludovic is supported in his qualitative research by a former sommelier from Osaka named Fumihiko – a formidable duo! When Decanter Magazine organised a large-scale horizontal tasting of Chenin from all over the Loire, who was ranked first for the 2015 vintage? Ludovic Chanson... We’re sure you’ll agree, hurry and get him in your cellar!
This is an opulent white aperitif wine with notes of ripe fruit... Palate: this is rich, luscious juice, a wine that brings to mind Alexandre Bain for its generous, ripe profile. Ludo is all rigour with his Chenin, but it’s playtime when it comes to his other grape varieties.
A soft Chenin, with 15 grams of residual sugar and notes of white fruits and spices... Palate: this is fine juice, with lovely acidity maintaining the overall balance... A luscious Chenin for true connoisseurs of this grape variety.
A captivating aromatic palette, with notes of pear, honey, and marzipan... The palate: structured, complex, with an endless finish... The longer you can let it sit in the cellar, the more it will offer you in return.