Touraine Azay le Rideau Blanc Chenin

Domaine des Hauts Baigneux

Hauts Baigneux Chenin Blanc
Type

White Wine

Appellation

Touraine Azay le Rideau

Variety

Chenin blanc

The cuvée Blanc Chenin is a blend of two exceptional Chenin Blanc vineyards from the Azay-le-Rideau area. The base for the wine comes from an exceptional two hectare plot on flint terroir in Saché, close to the former studio of Alexander Calder, the famous American artist. These vines in Saché were planted in the 1950s, and are blended with younger Chenin vines from the lieu-dit Hauts Baigneux to create the complex and powerful Blanc Chenin, a testament to the towering quality of this terroir.

Viticulture
Vineyard name

Saché (Mézardière), Hauts Baigneux (La Surprise)

Soil type

Flinty clay with limestone underneath

Vines planted in30 years and 60 years
Vineyard size1.5 ha
PruningGuyot Poulssard
Vinification

Direct press, natural yeast fermentationin demi-muids

Elevage18 months on the lees in concrete
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringUnfined / Filtration "sur terre blanche"
Additional info
Total production average6,000 bottles
UPC Code Bottle741718812881
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