Lieu-Dit Les Epinats White
Cave Robert & Marcel - Saumur
100% Chenin Blanc
In 1957, around forty winegrowers grouped together to confront the economic difficulties of the era, pooling far more than mere financial concerns. At the time, Robert, Marcel, Yvon, Geneviève and the others, hailing from the same terroir, hewn from the same rock and sharing the same time-honoured values, set up their cooperative at the top of the hill in Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg. “They chose to share their experience, their expertise and their dreams„
This Lieu-dit's vineyard plots are located on a plateau on gently sloping North-facing hills. The large nearby forests serve as a windbreak and have an influence on the microclimate. There are two main soil types ; shallow, pebbly soil called "terre à silex" (flinty soil) and a less pebbly soil with more clay due to the deterioration of Jurassic limestone (silification). This combination tends to promote average ripening. Vines : 20 years - 6 Acres - Yield : 45 Hl/ Hectare
After crushing and destemming, the grapes of Chenin are pressed. Fermentation at low temperature (17 to 19° C) during 2 weeks. Cold setting during 24h. /nAging in stainless steel tanks on thin lees for 3 to 4 months. Bottled in cellars dug out of tufa, it continues to age in bottle in these ideal and natural conditions .
Tasting notes
Pale yellow color with greenish highlights. Powerful bouquet features hints of lime and fruit. Full-bodied and suave on the palate. Aromatic, rich and fresh. Structured with a long aftertaste of lemon flavors.
Food pairing
As an aperitif or with fish, asian cuisine, salads, goat's cheese
Aging potential
Grape varieties
100% Chenin Blanc
Terrisson Wines
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30900 Nîmes - FRANCE
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