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Location
This wine is produced from grapes matured on the plateau between Doué-la-Fontaine and Brossay. These parcels are considerably large, the largest in the Cave Robert et Marcel. Only the highest quality plots are selected to make this wine.
Terroir
Shallow and very stony soils called "flint soils", where the rock appears at a very shallow depth. These soils come from the extensive degradation of Jurassic limestone. This Jurassic terroir on flinty soils is atypical in the Saumurois and is found almost exclusively on the plots used to make this wine. The shallow flinty soils give the Cabernet Franc plots a high degree of precocity, and an expression of minerality in the over-ripe Chenins. On a plateau or on a slight slope to the north. Small wooded areas are present on the plateau, influencing wind circulation and exposure to the sun.
In the vineyard
Use of prophylactic methods (disbudding, leaf removal) in order to favour the natural aeration of the root-stock and to regulate the load; then, of reasoned cultivation in order to allow the most natural fight against cryptogamic diseases.
Vinification
The harvest begins after checking the ripeness and health of the grapes at the beginning of October. Careful settling of the must. Vinification followed by temperature control (17 to 19°C) to preserve the aromatic potential of the Chenin Blanc.
Ageing
The wine is bottled after 6 months of maturing on lees to preserve the freshness of the fruit.
Varietals
Chenin blanc : 100%

Advice

Serving
Enjoy it chilled (12°C).
Tasting notes
Straw yellow colour with green highlights. Notes of white fruit (peach), yellow fruit (apricot), citrus (lime) and exotic fruit with a hint of minerality.
Round and suave attack. Expressive, rich and structured palate. The finish is persistent and lively with a mineral note.
Food pairings
This wine is ideal with white meats, fish in sauce or hard cheeses.