100% Chenin Blanc
Vineyards & Viticulture
A southeast-facing parcel located in Champ-sur-Layon. The fruit is from two parcels, all from Coteaux du Layon. Because it is vinified dry, the wine must be declassified as Anjou Blanc. Average age of the vines is 50+ years. Ground coverage alternates yearly between grass and herbs every other row for the health of the vines and nutrients.
Schist and clay
Harvest & Vinification
Grapes are hand-harvested and pressed whole cluster to protect the grapes and act as a natural filter. Native yeast. Débourbage (natural settling of must) followed by fermentation (with malolactic fermentation) in 400 L barrel. Aged on the lees in used 400 L barrels for 12 months followed by two months in stainless steel before bottling.