This plot is characterized by both geological diversity and high variability in vigour in the sandiest part.
The northern part is distinguished by geological diversity, with schist and sand soils: phtanite predominates, contributing to the precision and freshness of the structure, quartz and rhyolite play a role in the presence of acidity and the mineral personality of the wine, and sandstone is a factor of powerfulness. This is the earliest and coolest area which requires picking at phenolic maturity. The middle area has alternating sand and schist with real variation in the thickness of soil, which has a direct influence on vigour and therefore on the load of the vines and the date of harvest.
More to the south of the plot, we find the classic Savennières configuration with sand on schist, with all the more vigour and acidity, the thicker the sand on schist.
|Varieties||100 % Chenin|
|Terroir||Quartz, sandstone, rhyolite and phthanite intrusions in sand and schist|
|Pairing suggestions||Appetizers, fish, shellfish, ceviche-style preparations, fresh goat’s cheese|