The modest and deep thinking Claude Papin is a master of Chenin Blanc in all its guises from bone dry to lusciously sweet. His focus is to produce wines which truly reflect their individual origins alongside their varietal character. Claude's two sons René and Christophe, are taking more responsibility, for the cellar and vineyards respectively, and on the evidence of recent tastings the transition to the new generation will ensure the integrity and quality of these complex and diverse wines.
“An inviting nose of classy ripe pear fruit. All filigree elegance, with unadorned stone fruit and herbal depth. So intense and focussed. Now-2018”
“From a vineyard on thin soil over spilite, this is our usual selection but bureaucracy decrees that as the wine finished fermenting at below the 11%...”
“Shale and carboniferous soils shape this wine. Almost explosive exotic fruit on the nose. Generous table grape and apricot flavours, along with...”