Chateau de l'Eperonniere 2020 Savennieres, La Croix Picot, AOC
Item Number: 19005
Sub Region: Anjou-Saumur
Appellation/AVA: Savennieres AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Croix Picot
Grape(s): 100% Chenin Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Schist
Viticulture: Chateau de l'Eperonniere is in organic conversion with no herbicides used for 5 years and a movement away from synthetic treatments to copper sulfate sprays. This wine is sourced from their Croix de Picot parcel, which overlooks the Loire from the Savennières hill. The soil is almost exclusively composed of schist, which renders a classic Savennières: rigorous, bone-dry, with an intense minerality to the finish.
Fermentation: Grapes are manually harvested and then whole-cluster direct pressed. The Chenin Blanc ferments spontaneously with native yeast in neutral barriques. It spends 12 months aging on its lees. Malolactic fermentation is blocked due to naturally high acidity.
Pairing Notes: ‘Chenin-on-schist’ pairings are boundless. Enjoy this white wine with everything from raw seafood to poached fish to broiled chicken to hard cheeses.
Aging Potential: Savennières ages magnificently. Expect this wine to drink beautifully 10-20 years from today. Austere in its youth, it will develop honey and beeswax flavors while still maintaining an acidic backbone.