100% Chenin Blanc
Vineyards & Viticulture
From from south-southeast-facing parcels in Coteaux du Layon's 1er Cru Chaume and Quarts de Chaume Grand Cru. Instead of using the grapes to make sweet wines, they are harvested at maturity, without botrytis. Sinc the wine is vinified dry, it must be classified as Anjou Blanc. The 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 red clay
Harvest & Vinification
All white wines are pressed whole cluster, which helps to protect the grapes from oxygenation and acts as a natural filter. The grapes are macerated for eight hours, after which the must is lightly filtered. Native yeast fermentation for 2.5 months, with malolactic in barrel. Matured in 2-5-year-old 400L barrels for 12 months, and then two months in stainless steel before bottling.