Chateau de Parnay
Mathias Levron and Régis Vincenot took over Château De Parnay in December 2006. As soon as they moved in, they were able to make use of the experience gained at Château Princé, putting in substantial work both at the vineyard level (increase of the leaf area, trellising, control of yields, etc.) and at the winery level. They wanted to restore Château de Parnay to its former glory, inspired by their illustrious predecessor: Antoine Cristal. The property — located in the Saumur Champigny wine appellation — now covers 35 hectares. The vineyard consists of four plots of land, all located on exceptional clay-limestone soil. The first three plots are located in an area commonly known as la côte, an area straddling the communes of Parnay and Souzay-Champigny. This terroir takes its nickname from the closeness of the Loire (about 200 meters) which it overlooks from the top of its white stone cliff. The fourth plot is located on the heights of Dampierre-sur-Loire, in an area known for its early ripening: the Butte de la Folie. This terroir, made exceptional by its exposure, offers an impressive view of the vineyards and the Loire.
Pale lemon gold colour, intense nose of pink grapefruit, minerals such as wet stones, chalk and flinty characters, with subtle oak. The nose just gets better and better! The palate is crisp, with a sharpness that is both utterly delicious and also poised to develop more, all balanced by subtle oak- notes of grapefruit, lemon balm, citrus, peach and apple - balanced on a knifes edge of acidity and with a lovely weight of fruit
fish, shellfish and light creamy chesses
Hand picked grapes, sorted and selected, pressed juice then fermented in tank before some maturation in used oak foudres. Bottling after 6 months