Château de Fosse-Sèche – Les Tries de la Chapelle 2010
Benedictine monks planted the first vines in Fosse-Sèche more than 800 years ago. In 1998, the Piré family, originally from Belgium but who most recently spent several decades making wine in Madagascar, purchased the 16 hectares of vines and medieval chateau. Today, the quality-minded estate is run by twins Guillaume and Adrien. Using only organic and biodynamic techniques, they believe in low yields, late harvesting and picking only top quality fruit. Under the watchful supervision of Guillaume in the cellar, Château de Fosse-Sèche produces wines that are elegant, beautifully balanced with high concentration and depth.
This wine is a lesson in how brilliant dry Chenin can be, to truly appreciate it will require at least 10 years cellaring so the incredible complexity of its fabulously concentrated fruit can develop.