Savennières, “Clos des Perrières”
This 1.8 hectare vineyard in the heart of the Savennieres district on the northern side of the Loire is planted exclusively to Chenin Blanc and produces a classic version of this entrancing appellation. The soil is a mix of sand, volcanic rocks, schist and granite. Fermentation and the first nine-months of élevage occurs in barrel but the wine then spends about four additional months assembled in cuve resting on the fine lies before being bottled. Approximately 1,500 bottles per annum come to the USA.