Val de Loire Saumer Chenin Blanc
In 1957, around forty winegrowers grouped together to confront the economic difficulties of the era, pooling far more than mere financial concerns. At the time, Robert, Marcel, Yvon, Geneviève and the others, hailing from the same terroir, hewn from the same rock and sharing the same time-honoured values, set up their cooperative at the top of the hill in Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg. “They chose to share their experience, their expertise and their dream.
Grapes for white Saumur are grown throughout the Saumur area as well as in certain parishes in the northern parts of the Deux-Sèvres and Vienne departments. It is located in the Loire Valley, west of Paris. The subsoil consists of the same tufa limestone that was used to build the famous Loire Valley castles.
Vines : 40 years
The grapes are destemmed and briefly skin-macerated before they are pneumatically pressed. They are vinified in low-temperature-controlled vats and bottled early. Bottled early and stored in the cellars dug out of the tufa, where it continues to age in the bottle, protected from the light and temperature variations.
Yellow shot through with green. Aromas of citrus (fruit lemon and grapefruit) with touches of exotic fruit. It starts off fresh and fruity and becomes full and round on the palate.
White Saumur is best served well chilled (8 to 10°C) and is a perfect accompaniment to fish and seafood dishes. It is also pleasant with hot or cold delicatessen meats and enjoyable with goat's cheese. The freshness of the wine makes it an excellent aperive.