Anjou Saumur > Coulée de Serrant
Coulée de Serrant
AOP/AOC by decree dated 26th August 2015
Location: Harvesting, vinification, production and aging all take place within the commune of Savennières in the Maine-et-Loire département.
Vineyard area: 7 ha
History: The area’s outstanding natural conditions were probably first identified during the Roman invasions. Vine growing developed at the time of the large monasteries, and was subsequently continued by landowners and then, in the 19th century by Angers’ middle classes
Soils and climate: This zone lies on a curved hillside perpendicular to the Loire and enjoys excellent sun exposure. The shallow soil – sandstone schist, volcanic rock (rhyolite) and Aeolian sand – combined with the Loire’s mesoclimatic influence, is perfect for producing very mature dry white wines. The frequent storms occurring in this area are usually on the left bank of the river, passing Savennieres by altogether.
Average annual production over the last 5 years: 150 hl
Base yields: 30 hl/ha
Grape variety: Chenin Blanc
Growing practices: Minimum planting density: 4,000 vines per hectare
Pruning: Double guyot to 2×3 buds or gobelet to 3×2 buds.
Technical requirements: Manual harvests, generally in successive passes, picking grapes only at full maturity. Production conditions are monitored on site.