Ch de Plaisance is in the heart of Anjou, in the Loire valley, they also have parcels of old vines in Savennieres and Quarts de Chaumes. The estate was recently taken over by Vanessa Cherruau, she has quickly become a winemaker to watch, making exciting dynamic wines. The estate became organic in 1995, and biodynamic in 2008.
This is Chenin Blanc territory, and many of the surrounding vineyards are traditionally used for excellent sweet wines. This is a dry wine from an area called Chaume, because it is dry it has been declassified, but the label does not reflect the superb quality of this wine. It's made from a small parcel of old vines, grown on sandstone and pudding stones, Vanessa describes the vineyard as a very calm location.
It is a young and powerful wine but it also has intensity and poise. It's honeyed, tangy and rich and also has delicate floral aromas and a clean minerality. This is lovely now and feels like it will age gracefully over many years. Classy stuff, a very exciting wine.