COTEAUX DU LAYON VIEILLES VIGNES

Sweet white wine

The development of Botrytis cinerea as noble rot is favoured by alternating dry and wet periods. The damp nights, dew and morning mists of the Layon valley will stimulate the fungus, while the autumn sun of the afternoon will restrict its growth. So the specific conditions are met to develop a great sweet wine.

"Intense golden yellow colour. The nose expresses a nice ripeness with a botrytis character supported on hints of baked apples, quinces and ripe yellow fruits like the Victoria pineapple. A candied profile and richness worthy of a beautiful ripeness. The attack in mouth is full, rich and reveals the structure of a generous dessert wine. The concentration is important but the balance is respected: the acidity is opposed to the sweetness, which offers a very beautiful harmony."

Grape varieties: 100% Chenin Blanc, vines 50 years old
Soil: clay and shale
Vinification: Aged 9 months in oak and foudre barrels.
Analysis: Alcohol 11,5% - Residual sugar: 106 g/L
Yield: 25 HL/ha
Harvest hand-picked with three selections. Bottling takes place on the property.

2 stars in the Guide Hachette 2013

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