Saumur Brut, Non Dosé, 2004

Saumur Brut, Non Dosé, 2004

100% Chenin Blanc coming from a blend of the two principal soil types of Les Fontenelles and Les Amandiers: flint and chalk/limestone mix. It is fermented and raised in an enameled tank and bottled in the summer following the vintage at the domaine. A demi-sec “vin de base” is used in order to initiate the secondary fermentation in bottle.  Aged sur lattes until it is dégorged per order or 10 years as of 2015.

An intense and complex sparkler with notes of ripe pear, deep minerality and posessing tremendous body and length.

Regions

France

Beaujolais
Burgundy
Champagne
Montagne de Reims Emmanuel Brochet Côte des Bars Domaine Marie Courtin Valleé de la Marne Flavien Nowack
Southwest
Côtes du Marmandais Élian Da Ros
Jura
Languedoc
Terrasses du Larzac Domaine du Pas de L’Escalette Saint Chinian Domaine Rimbert
Loire
Provence
Rhône

Saumur Brut, Non Dosé, 2004100% Chenin Blanc coming from a blend of the two principal soil types of Les Fontenelles and Les Amandiers

Les Fontenelles100% Chenin Blanc coming from flint and hard limestone based soil. Vinified and aged uniquely in œufs en béton (concrete, oval shaped tanks) for 11 months.

Les Amandiers100% Chenin Blanc coming from chalk and tuffeau (soft yellow limestone) based soil which are dominant in the region.

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