Anjou Les Ardoisieres, Château Prince

PRIN160
Meaning Slate Quarries, this is a terrificly poised and elegant crisp Chenin. Zesty and fresh with great minerality
Type:
Vintage:
2018
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Genre:
Style:
dry
ABV:
13.5%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Anjou
Body:
Elegant, crisp and delicate
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork
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£21.99
 

Chateau Prince

Château Princé, certified organic since 2015 by Ecocert, is a benchmark of the AOC Coteaux De L'Aubance, Anjou Villages Brissac and Anjou Blanc. Régis Vincenot’s first acquisition in 2002, this estate is located at the gates of the Angers capital, in the town of Saint-Melaine-sur-Aubance. The property's vines form an exceptional islet on a shale hill overlooking the Aubance River. The top of the hill presents soils where slate dominates. These “hot” lands are planted in chenin to create dry or sweet white wines with a strong personality. Cabernet Franc, a more water-hungry grape, is planted on the slopes allowing optimal maturity for the production of dense and deep reds.

Tasting Notes

Nose of peach, baked apple and fresh grapefruit, with rich minerals overtones. The palate is dry, complex and quite intense, showing citrus white fruits, lime leaf, slatey, mineral-like notes and a burst of peach. The finish goes on and on.

Food Matches

river fish such as trout, grilled salmon, scallops and even grilled white meats or free-range chicken.

Vinification

Hand picked and sorted, with the grapes cooled then pressed to obtain the best juice. Fermented in tank at a cool temperature, with full malolactic then bottled.