Type: White Wine
Country: France
Region: Loire Valley
Code: PRIN160
Meaning Slate Quarries, this is a terrificly poised and elegant crisp Chenin. Zesty and fresh with great minerality
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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.

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.
river fish such as trout, grilled salmon, scallops and even grilled white meats or free-range chicken.
Hand picked and sorted, with the grapes cooled then pressed to obtain the best juice. A high proportion of free run juice is used and gentle pneumatic pressing only. Fermented in steel tank at a cool temperature, cirac 15C, for around 12 days, followed by racking into used oak foudres. A full malolactic is undeergone in the spring, then bottled.

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