2018 Vignerons de Saumur Les Pouches

Year: 2018
Appellation: Loire Valley
Country: France
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
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Winery Notes:
WHY WE LOVE IT:
Soil with clayey and silty sands. Several hard limestone rocks underlie the Méron slopes up to the fault of the Loudunais.

This particular soil and subsoil has good draining capacity and early ripening potential.

The grapes grow on vines with an average age of 45 years.

Varietal Composition: 100% Chenin Blanc

Elaboration:
After crushing and destemming, the grapes of Chenin were pressed. Fermentation at low temperature (17 to 19° C) during 2 weeks. Cold setting for 24 hours. Aging in stainless steel tanks on fine lees for 3 to 4 months. Bottled in cellars dug out of tufa, it continues to age in bottle in these ideal and natural conditions.

Tasting Notes:
Pale gold with touches of silver. Suave nose of ripe fruit, William pear and white peach, with a touch of honey-sweet acacia-lime flowers and a hint of flintiness.

PRESS:
2018-90 International Wine Challenge 2019

PRODUCER BACKGROUND:
In 1957, around forty winegrowers grouped together to confront the economic difficulties of the era, pooling far more than mere financial concerns.At the time, Robert, Marcel, Yvon, Geneviève and the others, hailing from the same terroir, hewn from the same rock and sharing the same time-honored values, set up their cooperative at the top of the hill in Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg.“They chose to share their experience, their expertise and their dreams„