Coteaux de L'Aubance, Château Prince

PRIN155
Grown on the same limestone capped hills of Anjou, this is a rich, creamy dessert-style white, with lovely balancing citrus acidity. A complex and age-worthy honeyed Chenin, later picked and showing luscious sweet honey characters
Type:
Vintage:
2017
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Genre:
Style:
sweet
ABV:
11.5%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Coteaux de l'Aubance
Body:
Rich, rounded and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork
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£26.99
 

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

Notes of honey, mermalade, peach jam and nectarine. The palate is lush, soft and balanced - loing and quite weighty with streaks if lime to balance the creaminess

Food Matches

Rice pudding, crème brulee, citrus tarts

Vinification

Hand picked, several 'sorties' to get each grape at full ripeness. The garpes are pressed and the free run sweet juice fermented in tank and barrel