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
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). Will be certified organic in the 2012 vintage!
Fermented with indigenous yeasts in tank.
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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