From 100% hand-harvested Chenin Blanc, organically grown on the stony clay over schist hillsides of Saint-Aubin-de-Luigné in Anjou's Layon Valley. Unlike Thierry Germain's vineyards in Saumur, where limestone dominates, the vineyards of western Anjou are influenced by the schistous, volcanic soils of the Armorican Massif. It's this type of rock that imparts a pungent, stony bite to the dry Chenin of this region. This handy value example was vinified in 2 to 4 year old 400-litre casks, and delivers a crunchy, racy wine with fresh apple, pear skin and smoky notes. It's tightly wound, fresh and pure and very smashable. Plenty of energy, refreshment and value on offer here.