Thibaud Boudignon’s excellent rosé from Loire Valley, France. We’ve been covetously awaiting the new vintage of this wine, bugging our distributor for months. We think Thibaud is one of the most exciting winemakers in the world. He started making wine in the Loire in 2009 and in that time has made a name for making the best dry Chenin Blancs around, at once marrying richness and laser finesse in a way that calls to mind a young Francois Raveneau. While those wines can be pricey, his wonderfully fresh rosé is an outstanding everyday option. Made from 90% Cabernet Franc and 10% Grolleau, it had a enough depth to stand up to be a thirst quenching companion to the curry, or, even better, a great aperitif to drink while you are cooking. As W.C. Fields once said, “I love cooking with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.”
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"Thibaud Boudignon is unquestionably one of the most exciting figures in wine today. Originally from Bordeaux, it was in 2009 that he began to make wine under his own name from a scant 3.5 ha in the heart of Anjou and Savennieres. Knowing that the quality of his fruit was of most importance, he committed himself absolutely to the health of his vines, choosing to farm organically and spend the majority of his time in the vineyards. His devotion paid off quickly, for in just a few vintages, his name began to circulate among Loire growers, eventually to top restaurants in Paris, and finally overseas. The speed at which he has garnered so much praise speaks to the remarkable quality of his wines.
It is wines like these that make us remember why we love this business. Just when you think you’ve had the best a region has to offer, a new discovery comes along to rock your world. Boudignon is such a discovery, with wines that speak so clearly of their place of origin. It is in this writer’s humble opinion, that there is no greater dry Chenin Blanc being made in the world today. Period." -- Skurnik Wines, Importer