Region:   AOC  Saumur Blanc

Color:   Yellow color with golden shades

Aroma:  Subtle and refined scents of lime and lemongrass, apricot, peach and quince.

Tasting Notes:   Round and mellow attack on the palate with notes of preserved lemons and grapefruits with natural freshness and classic Saumur minerality.

Food Pairings:   Asian dishes containing soy, garlic and pork.  Coquilles Saint-Jacques and Waldorf salad.

Grape Variety:   100% Chenin Blanc

Alcohol Level:   12.5%

Vinification:  The grapes are lightly crushed with a pneumatic cube press and placed into Troncais oak for a short period of 4-5 months to preserve freshness and acidity.

Notes/Facts:   Chenin Blanc has a long history in the Anjou region dating back to ninth century plantings and originally was called “chenere” and then Pineau de Loire as it is still often referred.  In 1445, the Lord of Chenonceaux along with his brother in law, the Abbott of Cormery, planted it near Mont Chenin in Touraine and it took on the name from there.

 

 

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