Les Arches de Bellivière is Eric & Christine Nicolas’ new venture as an artisanal, petit negoçiant, buying fruit from neighbors, friends, and friends of friends. The ‘Confluence’, despite being officially a Vin de France, is sourced entirely from the Petit Bonnezeaux. The vineyard site is certified organic and biodynamic. 100% Chenin Blanc, aged 10 months in neutral barrels, fermented to full dryness.
Resolutely dry style, with a nice body marked by fresh white fruit, especially peach. This is an area known for botrytis, and we were very diligent about exact harvest dates to avoid it at all costs. We are very happy with the result.