Amboise Chenin Blanc "Le Clocher" Domaine Bonnigal-Bodet 2022
Domaine Bonnigal-Bodet is Jean Baptiste Bonnigal and Stéphane Bodet, who jointly took over Bonnigal’s fourth-generation family domaine in Amboise together in 2015. They’ve got quite a few vineyard parcels, spanning a range of varieties and soil types. These include Chenin Blanc (this wine), Côt (Malbec), Sauvignon Blanc and Pineau d’Aunis. Farming is organic/biodynamic. Le Clocher is a plot on a south-facing clay-limestone terroir above the village of Limeray.
This is a bold, richly textured dry Chenin Blanc with a sweet pear and peach edge to the bold, crystalline citrus fruit with some spicy flourishes and a bit of tannic grip on the finish. Some apple and spice, too. Such precision allied to richness. Shows a lovely acid line with a touch of marmalade on the finish. Lots going on here: really superb.
Grape: 100% Chenin Blanc