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Domaine des Sables Verts Saumur Blanc Loire

Domaine des Sables Verts Saumur Blanc Loire

€25.95
 
Caroline Meurée & Hervé Malinge are a young winemaking couple who met while studying in Bordeaux. Despite neither of them being from the Loire Valley, in 2019 they bought Domaine des Sables Verts in the heart of Saumur Champigny and embarked on their first vintage. The domaine comprises 16 hectares of vines across 5 communes (Varrains, Chacé, Saumur, Souzay-Champigny et Parnay) which they intend to work organically in order to maintain the soil diversity. Fifteen hectares are planted with Cabernet Franc and just one with Chenin Blanc. The vines lie on deep clay-limestone soils that are rich in tuffeau and green sand, or ‘sables verts’, which inspired the name of the domaine.
  • Body
    Medium
  • Country
    France
  • Region
    Loire
  • Colour/Style
    White
  • Grape Variety
    100% Chenin Blanc

Description

Juicy white stone fruit and fresh white flowers open on the bouquet. Characterised by layers of fresh citrus notes and ripe apricot, this Chenin Blanc is beautifully textured with a backbone of lively acidity and a touch of minerality on the finish. Domaine des Sables Verts has one hectare of Chenin Blanc plantings and as such is classified as AOC Saumur. The grapes for the Saumur Blanc come from three separate parcels: ‘Bonneveaux’, ‘Elettes’ and the ‘Rouères’. The Chenin vines are thirty years old and planted on sandy clay and limestone soils. The vines are currently HVE 3 certified and the Domaine are looking to begin the organic certification process in 2022.

Details

Food Pairing Rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) Vegetarian Poultry Mild and soft cheese
ABV 13.50%
Categories Wine, France, Loire, Chenin Blanc, White Wine, Wines Under €30

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