Story

The wine
Known for its sumptuous colours and acrobatic aerodynamics, the Demoiselle Bleue is a dragonfly that plays an important role in the ecosystem. Very sensitive to the quality of water, it proves how healthy and natural the environment is. Once threatened with extinction, it has become the symbol of a new-found biodiversity and is a protected species in the Loire Valley.
Situation
This cuvée is made from plots in the commune of Montreuil Bellay, in the heart of the Saumur region.
Terroir
The 5-hectare vineyard has clay-limestone soil that lets Chenin Blanc express its finest qualities.
Vinification
Ripening is closely followed, and the grapes are regularly tasted to gauge maturity. The grapes are gently pressed, then undergo brief cold settling to retain maximum aromatic potential. Traditional temperature-controlled fermentation (17-19°C).
Maturing
Aged on its lees with regular batonnage (stirring with a stick) for 4 months, then stored in our 25-metre-deep cellars where the wine ages away from light and variations in temperature.
Varietals
Chenin blanc : 100%

Advice

Serving
Served well-chilled (10-12°C).
Tasting notes
Pale golden colour with silver highlights. Very attractive, fresh nose of white fruit (pear, vineyard peach), ripe pineapple, and elegant minerality. The wine starts out very lively on the palate, and this freshness is successfully counterbalanced by a certain unctuousness. The crunchy long aftertaste is reminiscent of vineyard peaches.
Food pairing
This wine is ideal as an aperitif or with salads, delicatessen meats, fish terrines, poultry, and goat's cheeses.