Savennières “Le Moulin du Gué”
Savennières “Le Moulin du Gué” from Domaine des Forges
Location : A close located on the plateaux at Savennières. Opposite Moulin du Gué.
Grape variety : This terroir brings out the best of Chenin Blanc’s mineral complexity. Terroir: Shale and wind-blown sand.
Winemaking : The grapes are harvested manually, by two or three successive passes in the vineyard to collect grapes which are golden or where noble rot is starting. Botrytis makes the wines fatter and fuller. Temperature-controlled fermentation brings out the best of the Chenin’s aromatic character. Partial malolactic fermentation. Aged meticulously on the lees with batonnage in 400-litre barrels for around 11 months.
Characteristics : This full-bodied, rounded wine has good minerality. Ideal decanted and served cool with scallops, river fish, white pudding with truffle and white meats.
Keeping qualities : Drink young while fruity within 4 years or wait for tertiary aromas to develop after 8 to 10 years.