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Anjou Coteaux de la Loire
AOP/AOC by decree dated 26 August 1946, amended 14th November 2011
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.
Average annual production over the last 5 years: 700 hl
Base Yields: 35 hl/ha.
Varietal: Chenin Blanc
Growing Practices: Minimum planting density: 4,000 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.
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.
Ideal as an aperitif or served with fish in cream-based sauces.
2 to 8 years for medium wines, over 15 years for those with more concentration.