Thibaud Boudignon is one of the Loire Valley's younger stars I had really looked forward to meeting. A June visit at his centuries old cellar just outside of Savennières impressed a lot upon me. Finding Chenin Blanc of both grandiose saturation and concentration while framed with a nimble grace is a quality that Thibaud owns wholeheartedly. It was clear the focus etched at the core of his wines is completely mirrored by the man who's intent on changing the way the world views Anjou and Savennières.

Thibaud's success is based on fastidious organic viticulture, and a decisive, yet adventurous spirit in the cellar with his use of various formats for aging. The two appellations have long been associated with more oxidative orchard fruit tones and broad shouldered texture, but Thibaud's wines are cut from a very different cloth. The fruit profile leans heavily into the freshly picked citrus and pear category, with lingering salinity that's Boudignon's calling card.

Today, I'm very happy offer the 2016 release from Thibaud Boudignon.

* Drastic low yields in 2016 likely means this small allocation is all we will see, so I highly recommend viewing some of our back-vintage wines listed below. 


Anjou Blanc - from 35-yr-old vines on shallow grey schist and sand. Aged in sized oak, 30% of which is new.

Anjou Blanc "A François(e)" - a special selection of the Anjou parcels named for his late mother, Francoise.


Savennières "Les Fougerais" - from 45-yr-old vines in this lieu-dit located near Coulée de Serrant. Similar soils to the Anjou Blanc, but much more volume and intensity, still with Boudignon's classic underlying tension.

Savennières "Clos de la Hutte" - from a .5 hectare parcel in this walled vineyard. Only 1,000 bottles produced annually. Finer and more mineral-driven in style as compared to Les Fougerais.

11x 2016 Thibaud Boudignon Anjou Blanc
$45 per bottle.

5x 2016 Thibaud Boudignon Anjou Blanc "A François(e)"
$69 per bottle.

2x 2016 Thibaud Boudignon Anjou Blanc "A François(e)" 1.5L 
$149 per bottle.

2x 2016 Thibaud Boudignon Savennières "Les Fougerais"
$75 per bottle.

2x 2016 Thibaud Boudignon Savennières "Clos de la Hutte" 
$123 per bottle.

12x 2017 Thibaud Boudignon Rosé de Loire (100% Cabernet Franc)
$29 per bottle.

Also available:

3x 2015 Thibaud Boudignon Anjou Blanc

$45 per bottle.

9x 2014 Thibaud Boudignon Anjou Blanc
$45 per bottle.

16x 2015 Thibaud Boudignon Savennières "Clos de la Hutte"
$123 per bottle.

1x 2014 Thibaud Boudignon Anjou Blanc "à Francois(e)" 
$56 per bottle.

2x 2014 Thibaud Boudignon Savennieres "Les Fougerais"
$99 per bottle.

12x 2013 Thibaud Boudignon Savennieres "Les Fougerais"
$75 per bottle.

3x 2015 Thibaud Boudignon Anjou Rosé de Loire (100% Cabernet Franc)
$44 per bottle.