Vin de France
Hailing from the schist soils south of the Layon river, Garovin manages to pull off the elusive trick of making a richly textured Chenin Blanc that retains plenty of zing. Perhaps this comes from the blend of old and young vines? Maybe from the precise winemaking without any additives, or the slow ageing in barrels in his very cold cellar? The exact answer may never be known, but the wine is delicious with richly flavored or spiced foods that match well with the intense depths of this white wine.
pink schist and quartz
Vines planted in1982 and 2012
Vineyard size0.75 ha (0.50 ha old vines)
Hand harvest, fermentation in barrel with native yeast
Elevage10 months in 225 l barrels 1, 2 and 3 years old.
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/Filteringunfined, unfiltered, bottled without any added SO2