TURQUANT and MONTSOREAU
cliffsides overlooking the Loire
30 years old on average, 70 for older vines
Cover planting is used to keep the vines vigorous, Green harvesting regulates the vine stem yields
about 40 hl/ha
Manual successive sorting combining chip-budding with the selection of noble grains Harves level above 12.5% vol.
Direct pressing without crushing or destemming, static settling at low temperature followed by vinification in barrels until a dry wine is obtained.
In barrels ( 1/3 of new ones) for one year with regular batonnage ( stirring wine lees)
Colour: A straw yellow robe with shiny green shades
Nose: A strong complex aroma caused by the noble rot (botrytis) with floral ( acacia and hawthorn flowers) and fruity ( exotic fruit, pineapple to start with followed by pear and apricot) aspects
Palate: A very round body completes the harmonious structure with a lot of freshness.It certainly qualifies with a great white wine
Food & wine pairing
This opulent wine calls for a fish or poultry dish