Tasted at the winery.
The Vatan family have been making wine in the Loire valley for 300 years and today is run by father and daughter team Philippe and Agathe Vatan. The Château du Hureau vineyards spread across 20 hectares in the Saumur-Champigny appellation and are organically and bio dynamically farmed with very low yields. All grapes are hand-picked in successive pickings. The Saumur Blanc Argile is produced from 100% Chenin Blanc grapes from the vineyard with an average vine age of 30 years. Yields are restricted and the wine is aged 6-12 months in vat and in barrel.
From 4 different plots of Chenin, the Vatan family are iconic in Saumur and have been using organic farming method for decades. This Chenin is aged 6 -12 months in vat and in barrel. The complex clay and Limestone soil gives this Chenin a good focus and grip while being long and full bodied.