2019-C Domaine Maison Cheverny, Loire Valley, France (750ml)
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The grapes for this refreshing white, 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Chardonnay, were sorted and destemmed before a gentle pneumatic pressing at low pressure. Fermentation took place in stainless steel vats, with 3-months aging on the lees to lend texture and additional aromatic complexity.
Part of the six-estate Vignobles Feray in the Loire Valley, Domaine Maison is a vineyard located in the heart of the Cheverny appellation of the Loire Valley. It extends over 73 hectares planted with a blend of 60% white varietals (Sauvignon and Chardonnay), and 40% red varietals (Pinot Noir and Gamay). The vineyards are sustainably farmed in accordance with Terras Vitis standards, focusing on the health of the soil, the environment, and ultimately—the quality of grapes.
The vines beneﬁt from ideal sun exposure and favorable weather conditions thanks to their geographical location between two rivers: the Loire and the Cher. Wines of Cheverny in general—and Domaine Maison in particular—are renowned for the clay-limestone and lightly gravely soils, which in turn produce subtle, varied and delicately aromatic wines. Bright, straw-yellow robe. The nose is fresh and aromatic, with notes of dried mango, melon and a touch of basil ﬂower. The palate is fresh and balanced, bursting with intriguing ﬂavors of lemon, bitter orange marmalade and hints of jasmine on the round, succulent ﬁnish.