COTEAUX DU LAYON AOC PREMIER CRU CHAUME
Sweet white wine
At Chaume, the very distinctive soil enables a perfect match between concentration of flavours (apricots, pineapple) and a fresh finish. Exceptional with veined cheeses; consider it for a romantic dinner and also for a birth gift for its laying-down potential of several decades.
Undoubtedly, the most complex of our range of wines, which has enabled it to win the hearts of the sommeliers of the finest restaurants including: Guy Savoy*** (Paris), Georges V** (Paris), Anne de Bretagne** (Pornic), Passage 53 ** (Paris), Albert 1er**(Chamonix).
"A beautiful straw yellow colour. A nice range of aromas dominated by hints of quince and baked apple. The whole is ripe without heaviness. The mouth is generous, smooth but balanced. A great sharp freshness comes to handle the sugars. This allows to reveal a digest and harmonious wine ; not an easy task for this type of wine. The finish in mouth seduces by its Victoria pineapple flavours."
Grape varieties: 100% Chenin Blanc
Soil: Beige St George shale with phtanite veins around the town of Rochefort sur Loire.
Viticulture: The vines are pruned according to the Guyot system and the vineyard follows the principles of Integrated Pest Management
Harvest: in boxes of 25 kg, three selections were necessary.
Average yield:14 HL/ha.
Vinification: Pneumatic pressing, static settling after 12 hours. The fermentation takes place in barrels, 35% new wood. Aged for 18 months.
Analysis: Alcohol 12% - Residual sugar 128 g/l.
Harvest hand-picked with three selections. Bottled at the property.
2 stars in the Guide Hachette 2013