Mai & Kenji Hodgson Faia Chenin 2017

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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. We 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. Low yields of 15-25 hectoliters per hectare. Tasting brilliant now but will also age well.