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Domaine 7

La Nouette

Dry Chenin Blanc from a 1ha plot, planted in 2011. Abel says he spends half of his time in this vineyard as it requires a lot of work, despite it only representing a quarter of his vineyards. The soil in this parcel is clay and sandstone schist (schist gréseux), the type of soils you find in Bonnezeaux which have a thermal quality to them that boosts ripening more than say a limestone soil like those you might find in Saumur. 

A deep and complex Chenin with the classic smokey quince and toffee apple combined with a racy, mineral palette. This is richer than Abel's Guimardière and has had a 'kiss of new oak' which seems to work really well for this wine. 

Country: France
Region: Loire
Sub Region: Anjou

Varieties: 100% Chenin Blanc
Category: Mineral White
Viticultre: Organic, 1ha (planted in 2011)
Soils: Sandstone Schist

Vinification: indigenous yeasts, 15% New Oak, 25% Old Oak, 60% stainless steel, 
SO2: 2 mg/l before bottling
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