All of Stephane Bernaudeau’s wines are parcellaire, meaning that each corresponds to a single small parcel of land in Anjou. Stephane work his vines biodynamically, using horses to work the land and does not wire-train his vines. The wines are all labeled as Vin de France and have been for several vintages now as Stephane intends to let his wines speak for themselves and not be described within the limitations of the appellation. Les Ongles comes from a 2 hectare parcel of Chenin Blanc that is on a southwest facing hillside. The vines are now approximately 30 years old and the terroir is primarily schist. Vinification is done in used barrels with the wine staying on its lees for 12 months before being bottled without fining or filtration.