2022 Domaine de Clayou Anjou Blanc Chenin

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Varietal: Chenin Blanc

Appellation: Anjou (Loire)

Farming: certified organic

Domaine de Clayou rests on 35 hectares in St. Lambert du Lattay in the heart of the Anjou. The estate is farmed by Jean-Bernard and Catherine Chauvin along with their son Denis. Denis is the fourth generation of the family to grow wine on this estate which was founded in 1920 by his great grandfather with just 8ha. Jean-Bernard took over as the head of the domain in 1984. Since 2000 Domaine de Clayou has been certified sustainable by Terra Vitis, an organization that stresses the fair treatment of employees along with avoiding chemical treatments in the vines. The Chauvin’s 20-43-year-old vines are planted to schist and limestone soils across the appellations of Anjou and Coteaux du Layon. They harvest their grapes manually and the wines are vinified in a combination of concrete and fiberglass-lined underground tanks. Clayou’s white wines are crisp, clean and full of lively fruit spending six months in stainless resting on fine lees with occasional battonage. 

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