Chenin Blanc, 2015

By Côme Isambert - Cristal Closed

  • Appellation: AOP Saumur Blanc
  • Region: Loire
  • Country: France
  • Colour: White
  • Grape Varieties: Chenin Blanc
  • Soil type: Chalk, Limestone
  • Vessel type: Wood - New oak, Wood - Old oak, Other
  • Unfined.
  • Unfiltered.
  • No added sulphites.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • No temperature control.
  • Organic/Biodynamic/Equivalent
  • Total Sulphites: 0 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:Wine agged during 20 months in oak barrels before bottling. Very full-bodied expressing the complexity of chalky grounds from Le Puy Notre Dame., Malolactic fermentation completed.

About Côme Isambert - Cristal Closed

Loire, France

My philosophy is to produce wines and ciders reflecting the diversity and richness of the terroirs of the Loire Valley / Normandy and to promote through various cuvees the complementarity of cultivars: grapes as Chenin blanc, Cabernet franc, Grolleau noir, Grolleau gris, Gamay as well as apples, pears.

I work only with gravity and give the wines time to finish their natural processes without adding any additives.