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Anjou Blanc “L’Audace” from Domaine des Forges

Anjou Blanc “L’Audace” from Domaine des Forges

Soil : Silt and clay shale. Harvested within Saint-Aubin-de-Luigné village. Southern Loire.

Grape variety : 100% Chenin. (Classic Anjou Blanc is generally an assemblage of 80% Chenin and 20% Chardonnay or Sauvignon.)

Winemaking : This wine is produced using the new Anjou Blanc method which has been in place since 2000. The plots to be used for this appellation are chosen in advance, and a precise schedule of work is carried out on the vines: they are cut back hard, disbudded and green harvested leaving only 6 to 8 bunches per trunk. Leaves are removed manually in late June or early July on the side where the sun rises so that the grapes are exposed to the sun gradually to reach perfect maturity. The grapes are harvested just as Botrytis starts to grow, at a stage of maturity known as “Poil de Lièvre” (hare fur, when the grape is covered in small black dots.) Botrytis makes the wines fatter and fuller bodied. Grapes are harvested manually in three or four passes, as the bunches ripen at different rates.
Alcoholic fermentation is followed by partial malolactic fermentation and the wine is aged for 11 months in 400l barrels on fine lees with regular batonnage. It is bottled in mid-September.

Drinking : You will be impressed by the maturity of the Chenin in this wine. It is a dark golden- yellow colour. This appellation is a worthy match for the best white wines. Delicious enjoyed with shellfish, starters, fish, white meats or alternatively as an aperitif.

 

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