Domaine aux Moines Savennieres-Roche Aux Moines

Domaine aux Moines

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Wine label
Vintage:1999
Bottle sizes:750 ML
Country:France
Region:Loire
Appellation:Savennieres R Aux Moines
Type:White
Varietals:Chenin Blanc
Organic:Practicing
Vineyard:9.6 hectares of Chenin blanc grown on hillsides along the Loire River.
Orientation:South and southwest facing
Soil:Schist with sandstone and clay
Viticulture:In organic conversion. Yields are kept extremely low, usually around 30 h/h, and all work is done by hand including the harvest which occurs slowly over a few weeks (5-6 “tries” or pickings).
Vinification:Fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks.
Aging:Aged in a combo of tank and cask (220 and 400-liter, mostly used), with usually 65-75% tank and the rest wood.
Production:2,500 cases
Tasting:A beautiful and classic vintage. An intriguing and refreshing nose of menthole and pineapple. Delicate, airy and extremely fresh. A real stand-out vintage for the estate.