Côteaux du Layon 1er Cru ‘Chaume’ Château Soucherie 2014
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.
Beautifully fragrant, with notes of quince, baked apple, roasted pineapple, lemon grass, honey and caramel. Generous and smooth on the palate with a vibrant, fresh acidity, which brings great balance. The fruit-laden finish goes on and on.
Grape: 100% Chenin Blanc