Domaine Aux Moines - Savennières-Roche Aux Moines 2018


Savennières is located on the Western edge of the Anjou region in the Loire valley. The vineyards sit on hillsides overlooking the Loire river. The soils are predominantly schists with some sandstone and clay. They tend to produce a flinty, drier style Chenin Blanc that can age for a a long time.

Both mother and daughter have always taken a natural approach in their vineyard work and cellar practices. Through the diligent efforts and meticulous work of Tessa and her team, the domaine earned organic certification by Eco-cert in 2011. Yields are kept extremely low, all work is done by hand including the harvest which occurs slowly over a few weeks (5-6 “tries” or pickings). The wines are all fermented with indigenous yeasts, and aged in a combination of tank and cask (220 and 400-liter, mostly used), with usually 65-75% tank and the rest wood. Bottling is done around 15-16 months after harvest.

Tessa Laroche has established Domaine Aux Moines as one of the most exciting organic Chenin Blanc estates in the region.

Producer: Domaine Aux Moines

Country: France

Region: Loire Valley

Varietal: Chenin Blanc

Appellation: Savennieres-Roche Aux Moines

Vintage: 2018

Size: 750ml