Domaine des Forges Le Moulin de Gue Savennieres 2020

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Domaine des Forges Le Moulin de Gue Savennieres 2020

Country - France

Region - Loire

Grape Varieties - Chenin Blanc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine Des Forges

Tasting notes - A rich yet dry white infused with the distinctive mineral character the Savennières wines are known for. Its creamy texture is beautifully balanced with buttery notes, hazelnut and sweet spice. 

Domaine des Forges Le Moulin de Gue Savennieres 2020

A rich yet dry white infused with the distinctive mineral
characteristic of Savennières wines. Layered with notes of
green apple and fennel with lovely balanced freshness.
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.
Vineyard
The grapes come from the mineral terroir in the prestigious cru of le Moulin de Gue,
where the 1.5 hectare plot is 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 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 fruit.
Winemaking
Each parcel was vinified separately. The grapes were 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 barrels with partial malolactic
conversion to round out the palate. Careful maturation on the fine lees in 400 litre
barrels resulted in a creamy texture and further complexity. The wine was filtered by
cross flow filtration, which significantly helps to reduce the sulphur levels.
Tasting Note
A rich yet dry white infused with the distinctive mineral characteristic of the Savennières
wines. The creamy texture is beautifully balanced with buttery notes, hazelnut and
sweet spice through to a refreshing finish.
Grape
Chenin Blanc 100%
Winemaker: Stéphane
Branchereau
Region: Loire
Subregion: Savennières
Country: France
Alcohol: 14.5%

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