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Coteaux du Layon 1er Cru Chaume

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CF cahier des charges AOP Coteaux du Layon

 

Vineyards

Location: The Premier Cru Chaume appellation area lies within a single commune – Rochefort sur Loire– in the Maine et Loire department.

Vineyard area: 70 ha

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Soils: The schist and sandstone  terraces of the Armorican Basin: shallow brown soil (eroded mother rock) in the Anjou Noir zone.

Climate: Soils overlooking the Quarts de Chaume area a little further along the slope, have developed on the same carboniferous pudding sandstone, but also on volcanic rock (spilite) and Ordovician schist. The encourages over-ripeness and noble rot.

 

Wines

Average annual production over the last 5 years: 1,100 hl.

Base yield: 25 hl/ha.

Varietal: Chenin Blanc.

Growing practices: Minimum planting density: 4,000 vines per hectare.

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

Technical requirements: Manual harvests in successive passes, selecting only overripe grapes with good concentration, with or without noble rot.

 
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