Few have heard of Fiefs Vendéens, south of Muscadet, but with Jérémie Mourat there they soon will. He makes amazingly fresh yet ripe whites at his family estate, and his brilliantly intense, almost tropical Chenin Blanc is in a league of its own.
Jérémie Mourat makes gorgeous wines that you won’t forget. His Chenin Blanc, for one, stands out for its remarkable ripe fruit, balanced by a piercing lemon freshness. Well, his father did know the Marie du Fou estate was a special spot when he bought it in 1974. Since Jérémie took it over in 1999, he has expanded the vineyards fivefold, acquired two organic properties and built a sparkling new cellar. Jérémie is meticulous about quality, and a winemaker who is always keen to try something new. He has previously worked on a Chenin Blanc project in South Africa, and on a special long-aged Muscadet. Using old vine grapes, this white is wonderfully concentrated with creamy lemon and ripe guava fruit. Delicious solo or with a spicy stir-fry.
"Stopped me in my tracks. Took a sip and wow! What a wine. The nicest Chenin Blanc I have ever tasted"
Online Review For the 2019 vintage