Grape variety: Chenin Blanc
Chenin Blanc is a blend of crescent-shaped vineyards and multiple small plots. sansonniere
Tree planting: 1967-2012 Location: 80m above sea level, facing south-southwest Soil: Sandy
Fermentation in brewing wooden barrels Aged for 15 months in wooden barrels
About La Ferme de la Saint-Saunière
Since its founding in 1989, we have been practicing biodynamics. Marc Angeli, the head of the family, is one of the apostles who preached the power of biodynamics to the world as a core member of the most important biodynamic enlightenment group "La Renaissance de Appellation" along with Nicola Jolie. Coto de Rayon and Bonuzeau, the field that started with a total of 7ha is now 10ha. The soil is full of vitality, and just standing in the field is filled with a sense of vitality that calms the mind. Chenin Blanc is the center of production, Fuchard is an old tree planted in 1975, Brandoli is an old tree planted in 1949. Yields were limited to 23hl/ha, even for La Lune, which contained relatively young vines, in 2015, when the Loire was bountiful. The wine has an infinite multi-layered extract and a lightness and neatness that makes you feel as if you are floating in the air. It is exactly the essence of Van Nature, and even praises the sacredness.
In 2016, Bruno Chofi, who is involved in winemaking in Alsace and Jura as a responsible person, and who is also a comrade who works together with Marc in the Renaissance de Zapelacion, joins. However, in 2018 Marc's son Martial returned to the Domaine, moving to parent-child winemaking. Currently, tradition and sensibility are being inherited.
About Anjou Saumur
In the 15th century, the city of Anjou, which has been touted as the "city of flowers and art" since the time of King Louis the Good, and the area around Saumur, which is 48km up the Loire River from there. In both cases, 80% or more of Chenin Blanc is required for white, and Cabernet Franc, Game, and Pinot Donis are often grown for red. In Anjou there are outstanding parcels such as Bonzueau, an isolated hill facing south-west, La Roche-aux-Moines with its steep south-facing slopes, and La Coulais de Serran, home of Nicolas Jolie (only 5 hectares). has been certified by an independent AOC. Traditionally, Anjou was famous for its sweet white wines made from botrytised grapes, especially the Coteaux du Rayon in the southeast of the area, but in recent years it has produced some really nice dry whites. Yield limits for AOC Ange are 60 hl/ha for white and 53 hl/ha for turtle. In Saumur, in terms of production volume, Saumur Mousseux is mostly produced by secondary fermentation in the bottle. Saumur Champigny, one of the freshest expressions of Cabernet Franc, also has more depth and intensity than before.
About the Loire
The production area stretches along both banks of France's longest river (1,000 km) that flows into the Atlantic coast. Known as the "Garden of France," the scenery of many magnificent old castles of former royalty and aristocrats scattered along the river is registered as a World Heritage Site. The region is near the northern limit of viticulture and the wines are relatively high in acidity. The relationship between the names of wines and the wines they contain is rather complicated. The varying degrees often confuse consumers. In any case, "This area is one of the most diverse and neglected regions in France. Light, refreshing, with a pronounced acidity, it has long been said to be an attractive area, but today's wine consumers are , obsessed with weight and strength, the Loire doesn't get the recognition it deserves," declares Jancis Robinson. From the mouth of the Loire River, it is divided into four main areas: Pays-Nantes, Anjou-Saumur, Touraine, and the Upper Loire.