Saumur Blanc "Les Andides"

Story

Situation
This wine comes from the vineyard planted around the castle town of Saumur on the south bank of France's Loire Valley.
Terroir
The Saumur vineyards cover over 800 hectares on the south bank of the Loire River. The key feature of this area is its clay limestone soil: this soft, white stone, known as tufa, used to build the Loire Valley Castles, promotes good root development in the vines and ensures a moderate water supply.
Vinification
Destemming and light skin contact, followed by pneumatic pressing. Fermented in temperature-controlled vats and bottled in the tufa cellars, where the wine continues ageing, protected from light and temperature variations.
Maturing
Aged for a minimum of 4 months on the lees.
Varietals
Chenin blanc : 100%

Advice

Serving
Serve chilled (8-10°C).
Tasting notes
Lovely pale-golden colour with silver highlights. Luscious, complex, intense bouquet, bursting with citrus (lemon, grapefruit) and tropical fruit (pineapple) aromas. Clean, soft and fresh on the palate. Long, citrus aftertaste.
Food pairing
Serve as an accompaniment to fish and seafood, meat dishes, cheeses (goat's cheeses) and fruit tarts (lemon, apricot, etc.).