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Château de Chaintres is a 17th century nobleman's manor. Composed of approximately 50 acres of vineyards, this famous "Clos" is unique in this appellation. It was chosen by the Oratorien monks in the 17th century because of its exceptional terroir and exposure.
Since 1938, The de Tigny family, franco-american owners for the last three generations, is dedicated to producing a delicate and unique Saumur Champigny.
After being one of the first vineyards to adopt organic and ecological cultivation in 2004, it has turned to organic-certified agriculture since 2010.

Production Area
Country: France
Region: Loire
Appellation: AOC Saumur-Champigny

Grape Varieties
100% Chenin Blanc

Vinification
Cold settling, natural yeasts, long fermentation (3 months) in barrels of 2 to 4 wines. Maturing in barrels for 14 to 15 months then 3 to 4 months in vats. Filtration before bottling.

Bouquet
Jumpy minerality is combined with cheese rind notes that intertwine lovingly with subtle notes of barrique.

Taste
On the palate, that combination is heightened by an ample texture and ripe notes of melon and star fruit. Rich, complex, but also super vibrant, this wine is one of the best expressions there is of the Chenin Blanc varietal.

Alcohol
13%

 

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