2018 Antoine Sanzay Les Salles Martin Saumur Blanc


100% Chenin Blanc. Appellation Saumur Blanc.

From Antoine’s vineyard in St Cyr-en-Bourg, a 1.16 hectare parcel which was planted around 1975 on sandy, silty soils. Organically farmed, hand harvested into small crates and then brought back to the winery to sort for quality.

The fruit is chilled overnight and then whole bunch pressed the next day into large format French oak demi muids (all aged).

Kept on gross lees for 7 months before being racked into stainless steel for bottling a few months later. Unfiltered, unfined, SO2 added at bottling.

This is a rich, mineral, broad and pure Chenin with lemon, lime, marmalade, citrus. 2018 was a very balanced growing season with good sunshine, rainfall and even temperatures.

Everyday Wine has a tiny allocation of 10 bottles!