Les Rotissants

AOC Saumur


Town

TURQUANT and MONTSOREAU

Location

cliffsides overlooking the Loire

Varietals

100% Chenin

Age

30 years old on average, 70 for older vines

Vineyard management

Cover planting is used to keep the vines vigorous, Green harvesting regulates  the vine stem yields

Vineyard yield

about 40 hl/ha

Harvest information

Manual successive sorting  combining chip-budding with the selection of noble grains Harves level above 12.5% vol.

Vinification

Direct pressing  without crushing or destemming, static settling at low temperature followed by vinification in barrels until a dry wine is obtained.

Breeding

In barrels ( 1/3 of new ones) for one year with regular batonnage ( stirring wine lees)

Tasting notes

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

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