Patrice Colin

From a little-known satellite to the north of the Loire region, not far from Tours, comes this super practitioner of old vines Chenin Blanc (and Pineau d’Aunis), offering us yet another expression of this most miraculous of white grapes. The soils boast a lot of flint (rather like parts of Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé). Organic

Available Wines

Patrice Colin 2017 “Pierre a Feu” (Coteaux de Vendomois)

Named after the “gunflint” that defines the terroir, this bracing Chenin enchants with its floral scents as it provokes salivation with its uncompromising acidity. (Chenin Blanc)

Patrice Colin N.V. “Les Perles d’Anne Sophie” (Vin de France)

The decision to incorporate chardonnay in the blend meant a Vin de France designation, but that is hardly a handicap for you hipsters! Daringly dry and scintillatingly salty, this is a paradigm of the “old is new” approach to Loire bubbles today. An absolute must for rock-hounds. (Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Pineau d’Aunis)