Savennieres R Aux Moines
Domaine aux Moines
9.6 hectares of Chenin blanc grown on hillsides along the Loire River.
South and southwest facing
Schist with sandstone and clay
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).
Fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks.
Aged in a combo of tank and cask (220 and 400-liter, mostly used), with usually 65-75% tank and the rest wood.
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