Vintage: 1999
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Loire
Appellation: Savennieres R Aux Moines
Wine 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
Notes: 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.