Chateau de l'Eperonniere 2016 Savennieres, Croix Picot, AOC

Chateau de l'Eperonniere 2016 Savennieres, Croix Picot, AOC

Item Number: 12513

UPC: 0-811644010788

Country: France
Region: Loire
Sub Region: Loire
Appellation/AVA: Savennieres AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Croix Picot
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 100% Chenin Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Soil Type: Schist

The vineyards lie hard on the banks of the Loire River and are frequently covered in an early morning mist. The soil is almost exclusively composed of schist which renders a classic Savennieres: rigorous, bone-dry, with an intense minerality to the finish. The grapes are harvested manually and then are fermented in barrel using only indigenous yeast. The elevage is also in barrel, none of which are new. The wine never undergoes malolactic fermentation. Bottling occurs 12 months after the harvest.