Saumur Blanc - Argile

Historically the Chenin was the King of the grape varieties planted on the banks of the Loire, but little by little it has been usurped by the Cabernet Franc, and these days those golden grapes of the past are becoming a rarity in the Saumur Champigny appellation.

Strictly reduced yields, organic farming, harvesting in successive pickings:

Our 4 plots of Chenin are worked with the aim of restricting the yield to 30-40h/h to enable the grapes to ripen naturally to 12.5 – 13.5° so that it is not necessary to add any sugar. Harvesting is done by hand using harvesting baskets ; The grapes are then pressed and fermented in vat with indigenous yeasts. The residual sugar in this dry wine varies with each vintage, ranging from 2-5gl/l. The wine is aged 6-12 months in vat and in barrel.

Fiche Technique : Argile

Cépage Chenin
Sol Argilo-calcaire profond
Vignes Lieux dits « Entre Deux Voies » , « Les Gruches » et « Saint Vincent », coteaux.
Âge moyen 30 ans.
Mode de culture Travail du sol, en bio depuis 2005.
Vendanges Manuelles
Recette associée Loire pike served with a beurre blanc copes well with the body, richness and minerality