Régis and Sylvain La Forêt Loire Chenin Blanc 2021LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE Add to Wishlist
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The earliest estimates place Chenin Blanc’s arrival in the unspoiled fields and river-nourished earth of France’s Loire Valley in the deep annals of the history books, more than a millennium ago. Unmatched in versatility, Chenin is a grape shapeshifter, giving rise to kaleidoscopic expressions ranging from thick and honeyed to sweet and fruity to lean and flinty. La Forêt, crafted by the skilled team of cousins Régis Tuccinardi and Sylvain Grosshans under their namesake project Régis and Sylvain, leans toward the latter, juxtaposing clean lines of mandarin and stone fruit with delightful chalky dryness that points to the hand-harvested fruit’s origin in limestone-infused soil. La Forêt, French for ‘forest’, depicts its titular lush scenery on the label — an abstract illustration of Régis and Sylvain’s commitment to distilling the will and whim of the land into the bottle.
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A persuasive case for the Loire Valley’s unparalleled ability to produce exceptional Chenin Blanc. Lovely chalky dryness, vibrant energy, grounding slate, and juicy-bright pops of citrus and stone fruit
Ninety million years ago, the Loire Valley was the floor of an expansive sea. Today, that fossil-and-mineral-saturated floor forms ‘tuffeau’ — the region’s signature limestone and the source that gives rise to its
With rustic vegetable dishes or roast chicken
Régis and Sylvain
New wave winemakers give a voice to the land
A passion project borne from the minds of wine lovers and cousins Régis Tuccinardi and Sylvain Grosshans, Régis and Sylvain’s headquarters call the turquoise skies and coastal paradise of Marseille their home. The self-proclaimed new generation of winemakers, Régis and Sylvain aim to democratise wine, sourcing top-quality fruit from growers across the French expanse and creating stellar vino that everyone can enjoy.
A tale of two cousins — a new generation of winemakers
Letting the terroir speak for itself in every wine
Partnerships with growers committed to ethical farming