Anjou > Coteaux de l’Aubance
Coteaux de l’Aubance
AOP/AOC by decree dated 18th February 1950, amended 24th October 2011
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
Average annual production over the last 5 years: 6,000 hl
Base Yield: 35 hl/ha.
Varietal: Chenin Blanc
Minimum planting density: 4,000 vines per hectare.
Pruning: Double guyot 2×3 buds or gobelet 3×2 buds.
- 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
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.
2 to 8 years for medium wines, and over 15 years for those showing more concentration.