Anjou Blanc ‘Ivoire’ Château Soucherie 2016
Château Soucherie, Coteaux du Layon, Beaulieu-sur-Layon, Anjou-Saumur
“The progression here has been evident since the involvement of winemaker Thibaud Boudignon in 2008. The Chenins are more precise whilst the Savennières and the sweet wines show fine energy.”
Bettane & Desseauve 2017
The majestic Château Soucherie’s historic 28 hectare estate lies just 20 minutes south of Angers, producing wines from Anjou, Savennières, Coteaux du Layon and Chaume. Owned and run by Pascale and Roger-François Béguinot, their team works with immense care and dedication, guided by respect for the natural balance of the soils and their vines. All of the work of the vineyards is carried out manually: from stripping to budding, and canopy management to harvesting. The resulting wines are superb, each expressing the authenticity, richness and diversity of their different soils.
A nice pale golden yellow colour with green sparkles. The nose reveals hints of with fruits and lemon zest. Tonic in its first approach, it evolves on white pear and celery. The mineral dimension finalises the nose. The structure in mouth is tight. A great vivacity animates this wine and gives it persistence. An incisive wine which opens up more on beautiful bitters than on richness in mouth.
Grape: 100% Chenin Blanc