Château de Fesles Chenin Blanc, Les Grands Chais de France

FESL010
A superbly elegant Chenin from a great producer.
Type:
Vintage:
2015
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
1
Style:
Dry
ABV:
13%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Body:
Elegant, crisp and delicate
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork
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Château de Fesles

Château de Fesles is situated in the district of Thouarcé in the Anjou region, very close to the village of Bonnezeaux itself. The origins of the Château can be traced back as far as 1070, when the original buildings were constructed. The current buildings in fact date from the 19th century, although the Château has been remodelled by its various owners over the centuries. The vineyard itself covers 33 hectares, of which only 14 are classified as AC Bonnezeaux. These 14 hectares lie on the slope of the hill, immediately around the Château, and are planted with Chenin Blanc. The soil here is stony, Silurian soil, covered by a mixture of decomposed shale as well as blue and red clay. The topsoil is shallow and also quite rocky. The nearby Layon frequently gives rise to morning mists, especially in autumn, encouraging the development of botrytis. As well as Chenin Blanc on the slopes, on the plateau both Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon are planted for an Anjou Rouge, and some Grolleau and Gamay which are gainfully employed in the production of an Anjou Rosé.

Tasting Notes

This is a serious wine best enjoyed with food to appreciate this well crafted wine. Think tart green apples with a hint of oak and spice on the finish.

Food Matches

Pairs well with pan fried seabass with lime and garlic.