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L'Étincelle Saumur Blanc

L'Étincelle Saumur Blanc

Region

AOP Saumur Blanc

Viticultural Notes

A selection from the estate's best parcels from the La Vignolle vineyard grown on tuffeau limestone soils. Hand harvested over several passes through the vineyards. Vineyards are maintained without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. 

Vintage Notes

2015 Vintage: This vintage was certainly one for the record books in the Loire. The winter was a little more mild than average with a slightly below average amount of rainfall. The spring gentle and mild, with no adverse weather hazards (frost or hail) to speak of, setting the season up for a strong start. The summer was hot with periodic rain storms keeping water tables flush and vines free from any drought stress. Overall the temperatures were hotter than average. Come harvest, some heavy rains threatened to dilute flavours and promote some mildew growth, but cool fall breezes prevented this from happening. The wines show good concentration, balance and a bright juiciness with ample ripeness thanks to the sunny, warm growing season.

Wine

L'Étincelle Saumur Blanc

Estate

Domaine des Coutures

Vintage

2015

Varietal

100% Chenin Blanc

Region

AOP Saumur Blanc

Vineyard

La Vignolle

Vine Age

5-10 years

Soil

Tuffeau (Soft Limestone)

Farming

Sustainable/Traditional Viticulture

Fermentation

Fermentation using indigenous yeasts in old oak barrels

Aging

Aging in old oak barrels with regular batonnage of the fine lees

Alcohol

12.5%

Production

2,500 bottles



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