Revelation in the Loire: 2017 Bernaudeau Vin de France Les Ongles

Posted by Ian McFadden

Stéphane Bernaudeau has quickly become one of the Loire's cult winemakers.

If you've tasted the wines, this isn't surprising. They are snappy, bright, and seriously complicated. The purity on display is undeniable.

Bernaudeau studied under Mark Angeli of Sansonnière, who is one of the great advocates of biodynamic winemaking in the Loire. Using the principles that he learned from Angeli, Bernaudeau makes three single-parcel wines.

Les Onglés comes from a two-hectare parcel of 30-year-old vines planted on schist. The 2017 Les Onglés has impeccable cut and precision with a blazing core of minerality. The raciness sets off the wine's layers of orchard fruits and spice.

Anjou’s reputation was built on commercially produced sweet wine. Now, Bernaudeau’s small, 3ha domaine is proving that the region is capable of producing exceptional examples of dry, terroir-driven Chenin Blanc.

Bernaudeau's wines are nothing short of a revelation. It has become very difficult to find his wines; currently, there are only three other listings for this wine in the entire country. Don’t hesitate to put in your order.

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

2017 Bernaudeau Vin de France Les Ongles

Special Bottle Price: $69.95

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