Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards

The Pledge Our Old Vine Chenin Blanc

2023 Double Gold Medal

Le Grand Domaine

Le Grand Domaine The Pledge Our Old Vine Chenin Blanc
Dry Chenin Blanc (<5g/l or up to 9g/l if TA <2g/l lower)


Bush vines were planted in 1983. After two days of settling, the juice was racked to a stainless-steel tank and inoculated with selected yeast strain. Halfway through fermentation it was taken to a combination of 300L and 400L first and second fill French oak barrels to complete alcoholic fermentation. Lees stirring twice per month after fermentation. No Malolactic fermentation. 12 months in 100% French oak barrels with a blonde to medium-light toasting. 77% first fill and 23% second fill.

This is a gastronomic wine and works wonderfully with plainly grilled fish or chicken to ripe creamy cheeses.