Brilliantly fruited, complex and interesting Chenin Blanc nose of stone, apricot and peach and hay. The same flavors carry through to the palate, and the wine is a joy to drink. Enjoy with a complex goat cheese and some great bread!
100% Chenin Blanc from vines up to 50 years in age planted in soils of clay, flint and limestone. Natural fermentation in one to three year old barrels (1/4 new). The 2009 was bottled in September of 2010. 15 g/l of residual sugar but enough acidity to give balance. Amazingly fruity and floral in aroma with a distinct peach note. An excellent example of Chenin. Very limited.
Les Rosiers is a wine assembled from a selection of young vines in the Jasnières appellation.
Appellation: Jasnières. White wine, dry to medium dry.
Grape Variety: Chenin 100%. Vines aged under 50 years.
Soil (Terroir): Clay with flint on tuffeau (limestone). 4 different soils in 2 parishes depending on the types of clay and the proportion of the complex clays / clay-flint.
Viticultures: Ground works : ploughing, earthing-up and hoeing. No weed killers. Maximum yields 25 to 35 hl/ha. Manual harvest.
Vinification: Natural fermentation in 1-3 year old barrels with a small proportion (1/4) of new oak. Maturing one year.