Côteaux de Saumur
100% Chenin blanc from 18 to 35 year old vines grown on Turonian soil. The grapes are hand-harvested and picked in successive passes to select the ones affected by noble rot or sun-dried on the vines (passerillé grapes). 170g RS. A delicious and pure wine, with beautiful ripe fruit aromas that mingle with mushroom notes from the botrytis.
About the Producer
Situated in the south of the Saumur region, Domaine du Vieux Pressoir was bought early 2015 by Claude Vagnon, a retired industrialist. The winemaking is currently in the hands of Frédéric Etienne, who previously worked at Château des Noyers in Anjou. During his agronomical engineer studies, Frédéric spent a month in California to study the technique of skin contact for white wines and benefit from the research conducted on that subject by UC Davis.
At Domaine du Vieux Pressoir, all stages of the vinification process are subject to meticulous care and attention, resulting in wines of exceptional quality. The estate spreads over 26 hectares planted with Chenin Blanc, a little Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc.
Farming/vinification practices: sustainable. The wines are to this date- July 2016 - vegan.
Domaine du Vieux Pressoir