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Arnaud Lambert

Saumur Blanc 'Clos David' 2019

$42.00

Saumur Blanc 'Clos David' 2019

Arnaud Lambert

Saumur Blanc 'Clos David' 2019

$42.00

Variety: 100% Chenin Blanc

Surface Area: 1.3 hectares (3.21 acres)

Vine Age: Planted in 1965

Terroir: North-eastern exposure. 70cm of lightly silty sand topsoil covers the soft Turonian limestone bedrock.

This is one of the coldest sites on the hill of Breze, so cold that it never has a chance to develop botrytis, even in the perfect botrytis years.

Viticulture: Organic methods since 2009.

Vinification: Grapes are hand-harvested and sorted in the vineyards. Indigenous yeast fermentation is 50% in older foudres (large oak vats) and 50% in smaller 228- liter oak barrels (15% new and the rest one, two or three years old).

Elevage: 12 months in barrel, followed by 6 months in tank. Malolactic fermentation is blocked naturally due to very low pH (generally around 3.05).