Chateau de Plaisance, Coteaux du Layon 1er Cru Chaume 2017

£22.00 (75cl)

Only 15 left in stock

SKU: LOPL0317B

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Manual harvest after multiple sorting of botrytised grapes and fermentation in indigenous yeasts in stainless steel vats. Aging for at least one year in stainless steel vats

Tasting note

Young It is characterised by a tangy apricot, grapefruit and sweet almond nose, with a very distinctive starting bitterness but which develops between ten and forty years a masterful bouquet of bitter orange and quince.

About the producer

“The Château de Plaisance is located on the Butte de Chaume, one of the most beautiful and only terroirs of Anjou classified 1er Cru. The vineyard has been run organically and biodynamically since 1995. Although the soils of Chaume are known for its beautiful sweet wines , Guy Rochais was the first to create a dry white: the famous “Chaume sec de Guy Rochais”. His creation earned him a fine for non-compliance with the AOC body and he has hence renamed it “The insolent”.

After 60 years at the helm of Château de Plaisance, the Rochais family have now sold the estate to a young winemaker: Vanessa Cherruau. Born and trained in Angers, she has practiced her winemaking in both France. Patricia Rochais first visit to the terroirs of the Château de Plaisance was love at first sight and in 2019 her very first vintage at Chateau de Plaisance was released.