91 points Wine Enthusiast
"From vineyards around the town of Rochecorbon on the banks of the Loire, this beautifully balanced wine is dry while full of honey and almond flavors. It is cut by the intense acidity of Chenin Blanc, just showing signs of developing toasty flavors. The aftertaste emphasizes green and citrus fruits."
90 points Wine & Spirits
"Perfumed richness infuses this sparkling chenin with scents of almond skin, wool and hints of bruised apple. The bubbles are tight and fine, marrying the toastiness of the lees with the pleasant sweetness of the fruit. For aperitifs, or pike quenelles in a cream sauce."
Vinous Reverie Notes
The estate of Domaine de Vodanis is situated on limestone soils around the town of Rochecorbon, with vines averaging around 25 years old. The philosophy of this estate revolves around respecting and observing the rythms of nature, so they use entirely sustainable farming practices, borrowing many techniques from the biodynamic canon. Yields are strictly limited in the vineyards, and they use no chemicals or additives and limit their intervention overall during the winemaking process with the exception of a trace amount of sulphites at bottling. They rack their wines in their ancient and original chalk cellar according to the phases of the moon. Overall, they are dedicated to putting quality first above all.