Saumur "Lieu-Dit Les Épinats"

A lieu-dit, or named place, encompasses a group of small plots of vines. It comprises a unique terroir defined by its territorial, cadastral and historic unity. The alchemy between the soil, topography, climate, and grape variety results in appellation contrôlée wines with a unique profile and outstanding quality. Respect for the terroir combined with the expertise of winegrowers who love what they do produces superb wines.

Story

Location
Les Epinats is a lieu-dit in the commune of Brossay, in the southern part of the Saumur appellation. Les Epinats has two types of soil: deep soil with red stones called terre à silex (silex = flint), and soil that is not very stony, with a higher proportion of clay due to the deterioration of Jurassic limestone. These geological factors, combined with good sun exposure, create an ideal environment for grape growing, with average to late ripening.
Vinification
The grapes are destemmed and put into a pneumatic winepress. Cold settling of the must for 24 hours. Cold fermentation (17-19°C). After bottling, the wine is stored in our 25-metre-deep cellars where it ages away from light and variations in temperature.
Varietals
Chenin ou chenin blanc : 100%

Advice

Serving
Serve well-chilled (10-12°C).
Tasting notes
Straw-yellow colour with green highlights. Forward, intense bouquet of white fruit (peach) and citrus (lime), with menthol nuances. Starts off round and smooth, going into a long, lively aftertaste with a mineral component. Altogether expressive, fluid, and well-structured.
Food and wine pairings
This wine goes perfectly with monkfish on a bed of leeks, as well as Asian cuisine, salads, and fresh goat's cheese. It is quite nice as an aperitif too.