A blend of 4 parcels from the lieu-dit Le Mont (Faye d'Anjou), with vine age 30 to 100 years. Chenin blanc planted on shale soils is one of the hallmarks of Anjou. They harvest at a high maturity yet avoid botrytis. Whole clusters are pressed in a vertical basket press for a duration of 12 to 24 hours. The juice is transferred directly to barrel and a slow fermentation (about 6 to 8 months) follows. Fermentation, malolactic, and élevage on original lees. Elevage 8-10 months in 225l barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. No sulfites added.
We recommend cellaring this wine for a few years - 2018 is a massive vintage and it needs time to see the full potential. Put away until at least spring of 2022, preferably longer.