Idiart Loire Chenin Blanc is crafted from grapes grown on 25-year old vines near the village of Saint-Lambert-du-Lattay, southwest of Angers and immediately south of the famed Chenin-dominated Savennieres appellation. Situated on the banks of the Layon River, the vineyards are protected by south-facing slopes from harsh north and east winds. The grapes for the wine are hand-harvested followed immediately by pneumatic pressing. Low temperature fermentation is followed by 10 months of aging on fine lees with batonnage. The result is an intense and complex wine of great structure that perfectly expresses the schist soils.