100% Chenin Blanc
£ 10.95, 75 cl
The Sauvignon Blanc is zesty with lively acidity, hints of passion fruit and gooseberry with great balance and a clean finish. There is a touch of richness on the palate without giving any sweetness.
This Sauvignon Blanc is zesty with lively acidity, hints of passion fruit and gooseberry. There is a touch of richness on the palate which is well balanced by the vibrant acidity and finishes long and clean.
The grapes were sourced from the Anjou area in the Loire Valley, just south of the city of Angers. The vineyards are planted on two different types of soil: carboniferous rock and schist in the north and the visibly whiter, limestone-rich soils of the southern and western sides of the appellation.
The grapes were harvested in the early hours of the morning to retain freshness. They were stored at 16°C for 5-10 days before a cool fermentation (at 14°C) took place in stainless-steel tanks. Post fermentation, the wine remained on its lees for three months, with occasional lees stirring to add depth and complexity.
Les Caves de la Loire is a co-op located in Brissac-Quincé, south of Angers. It was established in 1951 and has 160 growers and 1,600 hectares of vineyards, the majority of them located in Anjou. Its winemaking facilities are overseen by technical director, Agnès Bardet, who has been working with the growers and their vineyards for many years. The harvest is coordinated by Frederic Moreau, who liaises with each grower and offers technical advice all year long. Les Caves de la Loire is certified AgriConfiance et Démarche Vignerons En Développement Durable. AgriConfiance ensures traceability from grape to bottle and adheres to AFNOR's (Association French Normalization Organization Regulation) sustainable pratices.