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Domaine des Trottieres “Clair de Lune” Anjou Blanc

100% Chenin Blanc

A white Anjou we love.  “Clair de Lune” offers a wine perfectly balanced, dry in the palate with a beautiful fruity and smooth expressive background.  On the nose some tropical fruits and flower notes which make it a delicate wine.

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Description

100% Chenin Blanc

A white Anjou we love.  “Clair de Lune” offers a wine perfectly balanced, dry in the palate with a beautiful fruity and smooth expressive background.  On the nose some tropical fruits and flower notes which make it a delicate wine.

Specifications

ABV%
12.5%

Ageing

From 6-9 months on the lees

 

 

The Producer

Founded in 1890, the Domaine des Trottières is one of the jewels of Anjou and the Layon Valley. On a vineyard of 115 hectares, fully classified as AOC, we produce 9 controlled designations of origin: Anjou Blanc, Coteaux du Layon, Bonnezeaux, Crémant de Loire, Rosé de Loire, Rosé d’Anjou, Cabernet d’Anjou, Anjou Rouge and Anjou-Villages.

Our recognized know-how, respectful of traditions, and constantly rewarded, as well as the quality of our Terroir, are expressed in authentic wines of great finesse.

Owned by the Lamotte family since 1985, this very old wine estate, operated for a long time by the Gourdon family, was planted mainly with the Chenin grape variety, before the arrival of Phylloxera which at the end of the 19th century destroyed almost all European vineyards. Most of its production was devoted to white wines.
The renovation of the vineyard, made compulsory by the planting of certified grafted plants, was an opportunity to diversify the grape varieties: Gamay, Grolleau, Pineau d’Aunis are appearing, and will be the basis of the rosés (Rosés de Loire (dry), Rosés d’Anjou). More recently, emphasis has been placed on plantations of Cabernet grape varieties.

The oldest cellar built around 1920 was particularly efficient: glass vats, harvest transport system by elevators driven by a huge motor (1 piston).
In 1990, a modern cellar was added to it.