|Le Fief Noir|
|France / Loire Valley / Middle Loire / Anjou|
|Loire Chenin Blanc|
Le Fief Noir Anjou L'Échapée
Le Fief Noir is the realization of a dream of two young wine makers, Dominique Sirot and Alexis Soulas, who met one another while working in Corsica. Their 20 ha domain is located in the village of St-Lambert du Lattay, in the heart of the “Anjou Noir,” which takes its name from the black Schist soil that dominates the terroir here. This soil is ideal for Chenin Blanc which can obtain its ideal richness here, balanced with bright minerality and acidity.
100% chenin blanc from 35 year old vines planted to the local black schist. A few days before harvest, green harvest is conducted which reduces yield 5%. Manual harvest into 12 kg crates. Direct press juice is vinified in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts. Six months aging in tank with lees with weekly stirring.
Pears, butter, and velvet. Medium bodied with low acidity.