Saumur Blanc “Le Gory” 2017
Bottle Sizes 750ml
Region Loire Valley
Wine Type White - Still
Varietals Chenin Blanc
Vineyard One 0.15 hectare parcel of vines in Parnay lying further from the Loire River than the domaine's other vineyards. The parcel's soil consists of a deeper level of red clay providing the warmest Chenin parcel Mathieu owns. The Chenin Blanc was planted in 1999.
Soil A combination of sandstone and red clay over Tuffeau.
Viticulture The vines are hand harvested in small bins and farmed biodynamically. Yields are under 30hl/ha. All of Yvonne's Chenin parcels are farmed using biodynamic principles and double guyot pruning. Vines are planted very densely at approximately 8000 vines per hectare.
Vinification The grapes are are pressed slowly and delicately for 3 to 4 hours before the juice is moved to stainless steel tanks where fermentation begins. After 10 days, the juice is moved to barrique (a combination of 3, 400L barrels) where malolactic fermentation will naturally begin usually around July. The barrels are 1, 2, and 3 years old. The juice is left in barrel on its lees for at least 12 months. The juice is racked and moved back to stainless steel tanks before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Aging 12 months in barrel, then 3 months in tank before bottling. 1 year in bottle before release.
Production 1,000 bottles
Notes The cuvée name “Le Gory" refers to the type of soil in the parcel; a combination of sandstone and clay known as "grès".
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