Domaine de L'Enchantoir Saumur Terres Blanches 2018
This wine will accompany crustaceans, fish, cheese and white meats.
The vineyard is spread out across 17 hectares of land, where traditional Saumur vines blossom; Chenin, Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc. Domaine de L'Enchantoir cultivates their vines with respect to the tradition, in order to preserve the richness of the terroir and to improve quality each and every year.
All of Domaine de L'Enchantoir's wines are certified under the Appellation (AOC) system and also certified Organic (Ecocert) since 2016. Thanks to the distinctive terroir, their red wines are actually renowned for being part of the Saumur Puy-Notre-Dame appellation. These wines are made, aged and matured in Domaine de L'Enchantoir's historical and listed remarkable courtyard, where they balance traditional methods and modern technology to produce the best.
Their underground troglodyte caves can be visited from their courtyard – just a small insight into the large network found in the Puy-Notre-Dame Terroir – caves which are perfect for stocking and preserving wine.
Marked by great châteaux built with the same tuffeau limestone that is also responsible for the excavation of so many of the famed Loire caves, Saumur is famous for its Chenin blanc based sparkling wines. Inside the Saumur region, Saumur-Champigny creates some of the Loire’s greatest Cabernet Francs.
Unquestionably one of the most diverse grape varieties, Chenin Blanc can do it all. It shines in every style from bone dry to unctuously sweet, oaked or unoaked, still or sparkling and even as the base for fortified wines and spirits. Perhaps Chenin Blanc’s greatest asset is its ever-present acidity, maintained even under warm growing conditions. Somm Secret—Landing in South Africa in the mid 1800s, today the country has double the acreage of Chenin Blanc planted compared to France. There is also a new wave of dedicated producers committed to restoring old Chenin vines.