Saumur Blanc "Domaine des Quints"

Story

Situation
Domaine des Quints is located in the commune of Montreuil Bellay.
Terroir
The clay-limestone vineyard covers 5 hectares.
Alluvial soil (river stones, quartz, flint, etc.) and clay-limestone parent rock.
In the vineyard
Claude Mesnard, a tremendously devoted and enthusiastic winemaker, grows his vines with great respect for the environment.
Vinification
The grapes are gently pressed, then undergo brief cold settling to retain maximum aromatic potential. Traditional temperature-controlled fermentation (17-19°C).
Maturing
Ageing on the lees with regular bâtonnage (stirring with a stick) for 4 months prior to bottling in galleries dug out of limestone tufa, 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.