Region : The Touraine Chenonceaux vineyards cover both banks of Cher in the departments of Indre et Loire and Loir et Cher. 27 municipalities are currently included within the appellation Touraine Chenonceaux.
Concentrated on the high slopes, the soil is characterized by silty clay, sand, flint and limestone soils.
Good brightness, regular ventilation and low rainfall are typical of the Cher Valley, so favorable to the cultivation of the vine. These conditions naturally make up the identity of the wines of Touraine Chenonceaux, influencing their aromas and structure.
AOP : Touraine Chenonceaux
Grape Variety : Sauvignon
Domain : Domaine des Souterrains (22 ha)
Type of Soil : flint clay
Density of Planting : 6500 vines/ha
Age of Vines : 35 years
Yield : 45 hl/ha
Features : 13,5% alcohol. Contains sulfites.
Cultural method : This winery has the label Terra Vitis, that guaranties that the environment is respected and preserves farm sustainability.
Simple Guyot pruning.
Sorting of the grapes and total stalking.
Winemaking : Pressing in a pneumatic press.
Maceration and cold stabilization for a week, followed by fermentation for 20 days.
Control of the temperatures and the density twice per day during fermentation.
Matured six months on the lees in stainless steel tanks.
Bottled in June.
The Colour : Golden yellow
The Smell : Floral
The Taste : The structure reveals a rich and rounded mouth, and a nice minerality.
Serving Suggestions :
This wine will go with fish, seafood, and goat cheese. It is a great Sauvignon.
Serve at 10 to 12° C
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