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Coteaux de l’Aubance

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AOP/AOC by decree dated 18th February 1950, amended 24th October 2011

 

Vineyards

Location: This area was formed as a result of erosion by the Loire and its tributary the Aubance, which created a large number of small slopes with varied exposures on shallow schist soil. The Coteaux de l’Aubance terroir lies on well-exposed, well-ventilated slopes, encouraging early plant growth and overripe or noble rot harvests.

Vineyard Area: Approximately 23 ha

 

Wines

Average annual production over the last 5 years: 6,000 hl

Base Yield: 35 hl/ha.

Varietal: Chenin Blanc

Growing Practices: 

Minimum planting density: 4,000 vines per hectare.

Pruning: Double guyot 2×3 buds or gobelet 3×2 buds.

 

 

Tasting Notes

  • Appearance: intense, golden colour with green reflections, developing into old gold with amber highlights.
  • Nose: White-fleshed fruits and florals.
  • Palate: A sweet white wine with an excellent balance of sumptuous richness and a fresh edge, along with the distinctive minerality for which the terroir is famous.
  • Serve chilled at 6-8°C

 

Food/Wine Pairings

Ideal as an aperitif, or served with fine charcuterie, foie gras either pan-fried or in a terrine, certain types of fish, poultry in a cream-based sauce, or mildly spiced dishes from around the world.

 

Aging potential

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

 

 
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