|Producer||Domaine des Forges|
|Grape Varieties||Chenin Blanc|
A lively, dry wine with ripe golden delicious apple flavours and a crisp refreshing character through to a deliciously vibrant finish. Ideal with Asian inspired fish dishes.
Located in the commune of St Aubin de Luigné in the south of the Loire Valley, the vineyards are situated on schist and carboniferous soils that mark some of the finest parcels of the region. The schist retains heat, which encourages ripening in this northern, cool climate. The yields seldom rise above 25 hectolitres per hectare; resulting in grapes with concentrated juice and full of flavour. The vineyard is sustainably cultivated, the vineyards are grassed between the rows, with green harvesting, summer thinning to ensure the grapes are exposed to the sunshine to ensure ripening. The harvest is picked in three triages, in order to select only the ripest and highest quality fruit.
The grapes from each parcel were vinified separately. The fruit was carefully pressed and the juice settled under controlled conditions. The must was filtered to ensure extra purity. Fermentation took place slowly with selected yeasts in temperature controlled stainless steel vats. Careful maturation on the fine lees resulted in fresh vivacity and great complexity. The wine was filtered by cross flow filtration, which significantly helps to reduce the sulphur levels.