2015 | 2011

Coteaux de Layon 1er Cru Chaume
2015 Chenin Blanc


Vineyard: On a south facing slope, well protected from the winds, close to the Layon river.
Soil Type: Clayey-Schist with pebbles.
Vine Age: 35 to 55 years old.
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date:
Yield: 25hl/ha.


As off the 2011 vintage the Chaume appellation is promoted to
'Coteaux du Layon Premier Cru Chaume'. The appellation covers
65 hectares and is located on the 'commune' of Maine-et-Loire,
Rochefort-sur-Loire. The winemaking rules stay the same as the
old appellation name, it is only the appellation that has changed

Hand harvested with several pickings, picked at optimum ripeness
with botrytis and after undergoing passerillage.
A combination of traditional fermentation and vinification in foudres,
aged in foudres as well.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Intense gold.
Nose: Aromatic journey with rich sweet and sour tendencies.
Exotic aromas of orange peel mixed with acacia
flowers, pine, bees wax with a delicate hint of wood.
Palate: It is fresh, exotic fruits, baked apple, apricots and
almond, persistent finish.
Other: Great as an aperitif, or with foie gras on toast, any
dessert made from almond paste or frangipane,
also great with blue cheeses such as Fourme
d'Ambert or Roquefort.
This wine may be appreciated from 5 years after
harvest, it is best aged and will improve by aging
over 10 years, to one century old for the best

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 13
RS (g/l):
TA (g/l):