Vintage: 2015
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Loire
Appellation: Saumur
Wine type: White
Varietals: Chenin Blanc
Organic: Practicing
Vineyard: Four parcels of Chenin with an average vine age of 30 years old.
Orientation: Multiple parcels, varied exposure
Soil: Deep clay topsoil (Argiles, the wine's namesake) and a bedrock of tuffeaux.
Viticulture: Farmed organically since 2010. Soils are tilled, yields kept low at 30-40hl/ha.
Vinification: Native yeast fermentation in tank.
Aging: 9 months of ageing in neutral barrel.
Production: Limited. Chenin represents just a few hectares (and less than 10% of estate's total production)
Notes: Aromatically lifted with notes of apricot and anjou pear. This succulent and focused sipper is among the great Chenin Blanc values in our Loire portfolio.