The fruit for Philipe’s Anjou Blanc En Terrasse is hand harvested from a high altitude, south-facing spot between the prestigious Loire valley and up-and-coming Layon valley.
Alcohol Grade: 13%
Vinification: Harvested 100% by hand at optimum maturity. Pellicular maceration for 16 to 24 hours then alcoholic fermentation at low temperature.
Best to have it: 6-10ºC
Size: 750 ml
The Winery: Domaine Des Deux Vallées
Philippe Sochelau took a massive gamble back in 2001, when he ripped up their Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc vines in favor of lesser known Chenin Blanc ones. The bold move paid off and nowadays they are producing some of the top Chenin in the region.
Located between the Loire and Layon, Le Domaine des Deux Vallées produces a wine precisely matched to the quality of the soils on which its vines flourish: Saint Aubin de Luigné, Rochefort sur Loire, Chaume and Savennières.