“Clos du Breuil”
Region : The appellation area is located upstream of Tours, at the meeting point of the Loire and Cher valleys.
It is spread over three communes, Montlouis-sur-Loire, Saint-Martin le Beau and Lussault sur Loire, and has a total area of about 400 hectares.
On this uniform south-facing vineyard, with plateaus and gently sloping hillsides, the only varietal used to produce dry, semi-dry or sweet white wines is the Chenin.
Montlouis-sur -Loire wines are nervous, spicy wines with a touch of minerality.
AOP : Montlouis-sur-Loire
Grape Variety : Chenin Blanc
Domain : François Chidaine
Type of Soil : Clay-limestone. Bedrock consisting of Tuffeau.
Density of Planting : 6000 vines/ha
Age of Vines : 30 to 90 years old
Yield : n/a
Features : Contains sulfites. Sugar: 2,7 g/l. Alcohol: 13 %. Total Acidity: 3,89 g/l.
Cultural method : The vineyard is conducted in Biodynamie.
chemical are used in the vineyard. The grounds are grassed, honey plants and nematicides are sown in rows. The preparations used come only from vegetale, animal and mineral processed materials. The qualities and particularities of each terroir are respected. The challenge is to find a balance and create harmonious living conditions between land, plant and environment to obtain a quality wine. Harvesting is done manually and several selective pickings.
Winemaking : After pressing in a pneumatic press, the alcoholic fermentation is carried out by native yeasts in half-muids, pieces of wood of 600 liters of capacity. It can last up to six months. Malo-lactic fermentation is not necessary.
The Colour : Bright yellow.
The Smell : Hints of pear that gradually reveals a delicate bouquet citrus.
The Taste : The palate is balanced between a beautiful freshness and a fleshy fruitiness.
Serving Suggestions :
Lobster, crustaceans, refined fish dishes, goat cheeses.
To be served between 11 and 12°C
Aging Capacity : 10 to 15 years