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Anjou Coteaux de la Loire

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AOP/AOC by decree dated 26 August 1946, amended 14th November 2011

 

Vineyards

Location: This integral part of the Anjou noir area covers approximately 30 hectares of the south eastern Massif Armoricain, (schists) with shallow brown soil. The terroir consists of well-exposed, well-ventilated slopes, encouraging early plant growth, overripe harvests and noble rot.

Vineyard Area: 30 ha.

 

Wines

Average annual production over the last 5 years: 700 hl

Base Yields: 35 hl/ha.

Varietal: Chenin Blanc

Growing Practices: Minimum planting density4,000 vines per hectare

Technical Requirements: Manual harvests in successive passes, choosing grapes with the desired degree of over-ripeness and showing good concentration, whether or not affected by noble rot.

 

Tasting Notes

Appearance: Yellow with green highlights.

Nose: Beautifully delicate; exotic aromas.

Palate: An appealing firmness on the palate, with Chenin’s distinctive touch of vibrancy. Luscious and supple.

Serve chilled at 10°C.

 

Food Pairings

Ideal as an aperitif or served with fish in cream-based sauces.

 

Aging potential

2 to 8 years for medium wines, over 15 years for those with more concentration.

 
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