Wally Anjou Chenin Blanc

Les Caves de la Loire, `Wally` Anjou Chenin Blanc

Pale gold in colour, this Chenin Blanc offers aromas of fresh apricot and lime that mingle with hints of honey and acacia flowers. The bright palate has a lovely texture and flavours of roasted nuts on the moreish finish.

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£12.25

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Les Caves de la Loire, `Wally` Anjou Chenin Blanc

Anjou

Chenin Blanc

Producer

Les Caves de la Loire is a co-op located in Brissac-Quincé, south of Angers. It was established in 1951 and has 160 growers and 1,600 hectares of vineyards, the majority of them located in Anjou.

Les Caves de la Loire is certified AgriConfiance et Démarche Vignerons En Développement Durable. AgriConfiance ensures traceability from grape to bottle and adheres to sustainable practices. Vignerons En Développement Durable was formed specifically for the wine industry with the target to be sustainable in the entire wine production process: viticulture, winemaking and employment.

Les Caves de la Loire’s Sauvignon Blanc ‘Wally’ is zesty with lively acidity, hints of passion fruit and gooseberry, great balance and a clean finish. The ‘Wally’ Chenin Blanc, like the Sauvignon Blanc, has great purity of fruit with hints of white flowers. It is rich yet refreshing thanks to the crisp acidity.

Vineyards

The grapes were sourced from the Anjou area in the Loire Valley, just south of the city of Angers. The vineyards are planted on two different types of soil: carboniferous rock and schist in the north and the visibly whiter, limestone-rich soils of the southern and western sides of the appellation.

Vintage

The 2020 vintage began with a mild winter without any significant episodes of frost. The summer was very dry with little rain from the beginning of June, which brought the harvest forward to the end of August. The fruit was picked in ideal conditions, expressing perfect maturity and freshness.

Vinification

The grapes were pressed using a pneumatic press. After 10 hours, the must was racked and left on its fine lees at 8°C. Fermentation took place in temperature-controlled, stainless-steel tanks at 16°C before remaining in tanks until bottling.

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Weight1 kg
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% ABV

12%