Deboutbertin Achillee Chenin 2017

Chenin Blanc from organic horse plowed vineyards in Anjou. Mighty, complex and utterly satisfying.

Details

Details

Beautiful Chenin from ancient Anjou vineyards surrounding the Deboutbertin winery. Horse plowed and farmed organically, the grapes are carefully harvested and pressed in an old basket press. The juice is caught in an old barrel and left to do its thing for about a year.

2017 was a vintage in the Loire but also in other parts of the old world that saw many spontaneous fermentations get stuck with a few grams of residual sugar remaining in the finished wine. To not break with their philosophy means to not inoculate with selected yeasts and risk secondary fermentation in the bottle, and that's what Stephanie and Vincent happily went for. To protect their wine and allow this fermentation to occur without issues, the wine received a crown cork.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard organic
Winemaker Stephanie Debout and Vincent Bertin
Producer Deboutbertin
Alcohol 13.00
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 5.00
Acidity (g/l) 0.00
Closure No
Cellar Potential No
Grape Variety 100% - Chenin Blanc
Body medium
Sweetness dry
region Loire Valley

Region

Loire Valley


Covering 87 different AOCs, the Loire Valley is known for a fresh and fruity wine style, paired with crisp flavors. Some of the best known AOCs of France can be found in this region, including Sancerre, Chinon, Muscadet Sevre et Maine and Pouilly-Fume.

The region is dominated by the variety's Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Melon de Bourgogne ("Muscadet") for whites and by Cabernet Franc, Gamay and Pinot Noir for reds. Next to still wines, the Loire Valley is also the second-largest producer of sparkling wines in France.

Subregion

Anjou AOC


The part of the Loire appellation known as "Middle Loire" is comprised of the Anjou and Saumur sub-appellations.

Within the Anjou wine region are many different appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC), each one responsible for a broad spectrum of wines including reds, whites and rosé as well as sweet wines. The region produces more varied wine styles from different grape varieties than any other Loire Valley wine region.

The two main grape varieties of the Anjou are Chenin blanc, which is here sometimes referred to as Pineau de la Loire and Cabernet Franc. Chenin Blanc is made into dry, sweet and sparkling wine. Cabernet Franc is used mostly for rosé and still red wines.

mostly for rosé and still red wines.

SKU: 2611
$33.50