Blend: 100% Chenin Blanc
Region: France>Loire Valley>Touraine>Montlouis-sur-Loire
Vineyard: Organically farmed, various parcels
Tasting Notes: Notes of stone fruit, citrus and mineral. On the palate, it’s medium-bodied and rich with texture and acidity that will compliment a wide variety of foods.
Food Pairings: Smoked fish, spicy Asian food, pâte, chicken in cream sauce
Production Notes: Minéral + is made with grapes from all of Saumon’s Chenin Blanc plots in Montlouis. Mineral soils help produce a wine that is full of distinctive Montlouis minerality. The vines average age is 40 years and they are planted in a blend of soils composed of tuffeau (limestone) and silex (flint). Every vintage yields a wine with a little bit of residual sugar, but the wines taste dry. The sugar lends a textural element to the wine which helps balance it. 100% indigenous yeast fermentations and aged in stainless steel tanks.
Winemaker: Frantz Saumon