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2017 Vista Verde Vineyard Chenin Blanc

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Appellation: San Benito County

By: Methode Sauvage

In: Berkeley, CA

750mL / 13.0% ABV

Winestyr Review

I couldn't agree more with the winery here: umami. At its best, Chenin Blanc bursts out of the glass with honeydew, lanolin, and yes, that ethereal notion of something else, something hidden deep within the earth. This is Chenin Blanc at its best and showcases why the grape continues to carve out significant space on the best wine lists in America. 300 cases produced.

What We Love

  • Chenin, Chenin, Chenin!
  • San Benito County love

As the winery says...drink it on a yacht!

Experience

Methode Sauvage was started in 2013 by Chad Hinds. We began, striving to find a voice for California Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc from all over the state. In the Spring of 2018 we will begin planting a vineyard in the California Alps of Siskiyou County, using the permaculture methods laid out by Masanobu Fukuoka. In the spirit of this new project we have begun experimenting with wine styles and varietals from the Alps of Europe. We seek to make wine with a sense of place by employing no additives, and removing no character. We explore a diverse array of exceptional vineyard sites, with the goal of channeling terroir, and showcasing California's diversity.

Winery

Methode Sauvage was started in 2013 by Chad Hinds whose goal was to find a voice for California Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc from all over the state. In the Spring of 2018 he began planting a vineyard in the California Alps of Siskiyou County, using the permaculture methods laid out by Masanobu Fukuoka. Methode Sauvage, which translates to "The Wild Method," has since become one of California's most cutting-edge natural wine producers and the wines are simply stunning.

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