Domaine FL Savennières Chamboureau

Domaine FL Savennières Chamboureau

WHY WE LOVE IT

  • Chamboureau is an organic Savennières cuvée produced on a very old plot, surrounding the Château of the same name, to the east of the town of Savennières.
  • This regularly rewarded wine is characterized by its soft attack, its roundness and its aromatic persistence with notes of yellow fruits tending towards exotic fruits in older vintages.

Varietal Composition: 100% Chenin Blanc

Elaboration: The vinification process is in perfect harmony with nature and its terroir. The wines are labeled “organic agriculture,” a quality label which recognizes respect for biodiversity, the preservation of natural resources and the assurance of a high level of animal well-being.

The harvest is carried out manually with successive selections in order to obtain very high-quality grapes. No malolactic fermentation is carried out on the white wines, allowing the wine to keep a richness of expression, aromas during tasting and a very important aging potential.

Tasting Notes: The color is straw yellow, with golden reflections. The nose is stewed fruits and quince. The palate is yellow fruits and spicy notes.

PRESS

2010 – 90 Wine Spectator

PRODUCER BACKGROUND

Domaine Fournier Longchamps is a family estate based in Rochefort sur Loire in Maine-et-Loire. It lies near the river Loire, 15 km southwest of Angers. The estate’s vineyards cross the boundaries of several highly respected appellations, including Loire and Savennières, best known for its highly rated white wine.

Philip Fournier Longchamps established Domaine FL by purchasing two estates in 2006 and 2007. The estate covers 43 hectares of vines spread throughout the Loire wine region on both sides of the river. It is a preserved landscape, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Grapes have been grown here since the 12th century.

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