FRANCE

Coteaux de Layon 1er Cru Chaume
2011 Chenin Blanc

Viticulture

Vineyard: South facing.
Soil Type: Schits with some sandstone.
Vine Age: 30 to 50 years old.
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date:
Yield: 25hl/ha

Vinification:

As off the 2011 vintage the Chaume appellation is promoted to 'Coteaux du Layon Premier Cru Chaume'. The appellation covers 65 hectares and is located on the 'commune' of Maine-et-Loire, Rochefort-sur-Loire. The winemaking rules stay the same as the old appellation name, it is only the appellation that has changed names.

Hand harvested with several pickings, picked at optimum ripeness with botrytis and after undergoing passerillage.
A combination of traditional fermentation and vinification in foudres.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Deep gold.
Nose: Aromatic journey with rich sweet and sour tendencies. Exotic aromas of orange peel mixed with acacia flowers, pine, bees wax with a delicate hint of wood.
Palate: It is soft and bold at once with a delicate lingering finish. It is surprisingly fresh despite the sweet palate.
Other: Great as an aperitif, or with foie gras on toast, any dessert made from almond paste or frangipane, also great with blue cheeses such as Fourme d'Ambert or Roquefort.
This wine may be appreciated from 5 years after harvest, it is best aged and will improve by aging over 10 years, to one century old for the best millésimes.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 12.61
RS (g/l): 163.5
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