Domaine des Forges Anjou Blanc 2020

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Domaine des Forges Chenin Blanc de Loire 2020

Country - France

Region - Loire

Grape Varieties - Chenin Blanc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine Des Forges

Tasting notes - A lively, dry wine with ripe golden delicious apple flavours and a crisp refreshing character through to a deliciously vibrant finish. Ideal with Asian inspired fish dishes.

Domaine des Forges Anjou Blanc 2020

A lively, dry wine with green apple and stone fruit flavours
and a crisp refreshing character through to a deliciously
vibrant and saline finish.
Producer Note
Domaine de Forges has been a family-owned producer for five generations. Although
his father Claude can still be found pottering round the cellar, the current success of
this estate and the quality of the wines is down to son Stéphane and his wife Séverine.
Their 50 hectares of sustainably farmed vines include 30 hectares of Chenin Blanc, of
which seven are located on the steep slopes of the Chaumes and a one hectare
parcel in the Loire’s only Grand Cru: the prestigious Quarts de Chaume. They also own
thee separate plots in Savennières, including the original in the sandy-schist site of
Moulin du Gué and one hectare in the cru Roche aux Moines. Yields are kept
extremely low, at 25 hectolitres per hectare. As a result of this complex network of
terroirs, the wines have a richness and intensity that clearly show the world-class
potential of this style of Chenin Blanc.
The winter of 2019/2020 was the warmest since the turn of this century, bringing with it
an abundance of rain. This sparked the vine’s growth cycle and flowering took place
two weeks earlier than average. The summer was warm and dry, with several heatwaves, which allowed the vines to flourish, the grapes to mature and concentrated the
flavours in the berries. The natural water reserves prevented any hydric stress. Harvest
took place in September, resulting in elegant wines with excellent fruit concentration.
Located in the commune of St Aubin de Luigné in the south of the Loire Valley, the
vineyards are situated on schist and carboniferous soils that mark some of the finest
parcels of the region. The schist retains heat, which encourages ripening in this
northern, cool climate. The yields seldom rise above 25 hectolitres per hectare; resulting
in grapes with concentrated juice and full of flavour. The vineyard is sustainably
cultivated, the vineyards are grassed between the rows, with green harvesting, summer
thinning to ensure the grapes are exposed to the sunshine to ensure ripening. The
harvest is picked in three triages, in order to select only the ripest and highest quality
The grapes from each parcel were vinified separately. The fruit was carefully pressed
and the juice settled under controlled conditions. The must was filtered to ensure extra
purity. Fermentation took place slowly with selected yeasts in temperature controlled
stainless steel vats. Careful maturation on the fine lees resulted in fresh vivacity and
great complexity. The wine was filtered by cross flow filtration, which significantly helps
to reduce the sulphur levels.
Tasting Note
A lively, dry wine with ripe golden delicious apple flavours and a crisp refreshing
character through to a deliciously vibrant and saline finish.
Chenin Blanc 100%
Winemaker: Stéphane
Region: Loire
Subregion: Loire
Country: France
Alcohol: 14%

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