Saumur Blanc La Perrière

Story

Location
This terroir is located on the hillsides of the communes of Pouancay, Berrie and St Léger de Montbrillais.
Terroir
This terroir is dominated by Turonian limestone from the secondary era.
In the vineyard
The selected vines have naturally low yields, with a few small bunches per vine, very golden at harvest time.
Vinification
Harvesting at the end of October, when the grapes have reached the beginning of over-ripeness.
Delicate pneumatic pressing and careful settling. Vinification with temperature control (17 to 19°C) to preserve the aromatic potential of the Chenin Blanc.
Ageing
Maturing on lees for 6 to 7 months brings fatness and complexity.
Varietals
Chenin blanc : 100%

Advice

Serving
Served slightly chilled between 10 and 12°C.
Tasting notes
Straw yellow colour with bright reflections. Deliciously honeyed aromatic intensity with a mix of pear and dried apricot. Richness and roundness accompanied by harmonious mineral notes and a great saline persistence.
Food and wine pairings
To be enjoyed with flambéed scallops or pikeperch in white butter.