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Benoit and Elizabeth Jardin who only cultivate Chenin Blanc and its parent variety, Pineau d’Aunis.
Pineau d’Aunis, an ancient variety of the Loire Valley. “Garance” is a powdered form of Alizari, a root that produces a red dye and refers to the vibrancy of color the grape provides.
Seven hectares planted throughout southern-facing slopes of Jasnieres and Ruille sur Loire in sandy-clay loam with flint and quartz.
This husband and wife team endeavor to show two of their region’s varieties in their happiest, healthiest capacities.
Natural methods in the vineyards and cellar including ambient yeast fermentation in barrel and just a touch of sulfur before bottling.