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Domaine de Villargeau Les Abeilles

A parcel-based wine from a beautiful flinty terroir, this is a ripe and intense Sauvignon that distils its minerality with elegance.
A classy cousin of the neighbouring appellation of Sancerre.

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Domaine de Villargeau

Les Abeilles 2020

Coteaux du Giennois AOC

France - Vallée de la Loire

The Thibault family chose to create the Domaine de Villargeau in 1991, on land with a south-western exposure and maximum sunshine.
This 20 hectare vineyard is planted with 3/4 Sauvignon Blanc.

The geological history of the formation of the Loire depression explains the diversity of the soils:

- On the one hand, the flint offers all its potential to the Sauvignon, which expresses itself there with delicacy and fruitiness.

- On the other hand, the Kimmeridgian marl on clay-limestone soil allows the Pinot Noir and Gamay to develop a good balance between substance, fruitiness and freshness.

     Grape variety :
Sauvignon Blanc

     Average age of the vines :
25 years.

     Soil :
Clay with flint

     Vine growing :
Naturally grassed vines.
Guyot Poussard pruning.
Severe disbudding (regulation of 16 bunches per vine).
The soil is worked using integrated viticulture.

      Tasting notes :
The colour is light yellow and very clear. The nose is expressive, with ripe fruit and fruit paste (citrus, lemon, quince). On the palate, the attack is nervous then the fullness develops with a chiselled finish on minerality.

     Wine style :
Dry and deep white wine

     Food and wine pairing :
Carpaccio of trout with olive oil, crunchy spring onions and capers. Green monkfish curry with coconut milk.

      Ageing potential :
5 years

      Analytical :
75 cl - 12,5 % Volume.
Contains sulphites.
Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health.
Drink in moderation.
The consumption of alcoholic beverages during pregnancy, even in small quantities, can have serious consequences on the health of the child.

Country : France
Region: Loire Valley wine
Naming of wines : Coteaux du Giennois
Color : White wine
Type of farming: farming Terra Vitis
Vintage : 2020
Keep : Wine ready to drink
Style of wines : Dry and deep white wine
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc

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