Domaine THIBAUD BOUDIGNON Savennieres "Franc de Pied" 2020

Wine Region: Loire-Valley - France

Grape: Chenin Blanc

Tasting notes: Matured 100% in wine globes, the 2020 Franc de Pied from Thibaud Boudignon offers up a delicate, fresh bouquet with aromas of menthol, citrus zest, pear and orchard fruits. Medium to full-bodied, with a satiny attack that segues into an elegantly fleshy texture, it’s dense and more vibrant than its 2021 counterpart. Only 250 bottles produced. - The Wine Advocate, Yohan Castaing

About the winery:
Originally from Bordeaux, Thibaud Boudignon is one of the most exciting new producers in the Loire Valley. Thibaud honed his winemaking craft while working at Philippe Charlopin in Gevrey-Chambertin during the early 2000s. He was shortly thereafter hired by Savennieres producer Chateau Soucherie to be their winemaker in the late 2000s, where he implemented the organic practice. In 2009, Thibaud began to make wine under his own name from just over 2 hectares of vines in Anjou and approximately 1 hectare of vines in Savennieres, where he planted several prime parcels, including a parcel which borders Baumard Clos St Yves vineyard (not far from the famous La Roche-aux-Moines vineyard).

Expert Rating: RP 94