Domaine Belargus

Layon

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Type:

still wine

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Color:

white

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Appellation:

Coteaux du Layon

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Region:

France > Loire > Anjou

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Grape varieties

Chenin Blanc

Styles


Dessert wine
Classic

Hard facts


Practicing biodynamic
Hand harvest
Native yeast
Practicing organic

This cuvée comes from our plots bordering the Layon, which are spread over three villages: Beaulieu-sur-Layon, Saint-Lambert du Lattay and Saint-Aubin de Luigné. It is characterised by its surprising lightness and its harmonious sugar/acidity balance. Fermented and aged in tanks, it remains fresh and airy. Opening on notes of fresh fruits and citrus, it also develops aromas of rhubarb and dry hay. The mouth, suave and enveloping, is supported by sharp acidity.

The 2018 vintage was historic, in Anjou as in many French regions, with good yields and exceptional grape quality. The winter had started early and was quite cold, with severe frosts. The land was thus opened, allowing nitrogen fertilization as well as soil oxygenation. Generous rains helped building a comfortable water reserve. The hot and humid spring allowed the vines to grow well, but also brought strong mildew pressure, especially in June. The summer was particularly hot and dry, but the vines did not suffer thanks to the sufficient accumulated reserves. The dry wines harvest began on September 10th and went on for twenty days without a single drop of rain, perfect conditions which allowed optimal management of the ripeness.

Vineyard


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Size:

6 ha

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Exposure:

north and south

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Age of the vines:

Over 30 years old

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Soil:

loamy clay on schist

Winemaking


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Harvest:

19 octobre 2018

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Bottling:

27 mars 2019

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Elevage:

stainless

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Winemaking notes:

Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel

Elevage details:

Aged for 7 months in stainless steel tanks

Facts


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ABV:

11.55%

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Total Acidity:

3.28g/l

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Residual sugar:

102.3g/l

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Production (~bottles per year):

20547


Domaine Belargus

Layon

wine info image

Type:

still wine

wine info image

Color:

white

wine info image

Appellation:

Coteaux du Layon

wine info image

Region:

France > Loire > Anjou

wine info image

Grape varieties

Chenin Blanc

Styles


Dessert wine
Classic

Hard facts


Practicing biodynamic
Hand harvest
Native yeast
Practicing organic

This cuvée comes from our plots bordering the Layon, which are spread over three villages: Beaulieu-sur-Layon, Saint-Lambert du Lattay and Saint-Aubin de Luigné. It is characterised by its surprising lightness and its harmonious sugar/acidity balance. Fermented and aged in tanks, it remains fresh and airy. Opening on notes of fresh fruits and citrus, it also develops aromas of rhubarb and dry hay. The mouth, suave and enveloping, is supported by sharp acidity.

The 2018 vintage was historic, in Anjou as in many French regions, with good yields and exceptional grape quality. The winter had started early and was quite cold, with severe frosts. The land was thus opened, allowing nitrogen fertilization as well as soil oxygenation. Generous rains helped building a comfortable water reserve. The hot and humid spring allowed the vines to grow well, but also brought strong mildew pressure, especially in June. The summer was particularly hot and dry, but the vines did not suffer thanks to the sufficient accumulated reserves. The dry wines harvest began on September 10th and went on for twenty days without a single drop of rain, perfect conditions which allowed optimal management of the ripeness.

Vineyard


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Size:

6 ha

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Exposure:

north and south

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Age of the vines:

Over 30 years old

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Soil:

loamy clay on schist

Winemaking


winemaking info image

Harvest:

19 octobre 2018

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Bottling:

27 mars 2019

winemaking info image

Elevage:

stainless

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Winemaking notes:

Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel

Elevage details:

Aged for 7 months in stainless steel tanks

Facts


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ABV:

11.55%

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Total Acidity:

3.28g/l

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Residual sugar:

102.3g/l

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Production (~bottles per year):

20547