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Chateau Des Noyers

Chateau Des Noyers

Chateau Des Noyers

“Of all the wines in my Cellar (from) Anjou, Lorraine and Provence he first mentioned is the best” King René, France, 15th Century

The facades of Chateau Des Noyers were inspired by the nascent class of the 16th Century with features including balanced proportions, rigorous symmetry, fascia strip between stories, and vertical bay openings.

Listed in the additional survey of Ancient Monuments, the chateau also showcases watch towers built with shell-marl stone, a rare material found in the Anjou Region.

Located on the Layon riverside, the vineyards date back to the 17th century. The wines from the area surrounding the Layon River are renowned for their exceptional quality, with vineyards planted on the sloping hillsides and fossil-rich shell plateaux.

The main grape varieties cultivated at the vineyards include some of the best listed in the Anjou AOP. In particular, sweet wines crafted by the chateau such as the “Coteaux du Layon” has won many medals and accolades from reputed guidebooks and wine competitions. Check out our wines here.

Appellations (AOP) of Chateau de Beauregard

Coteaux du Layon (Reserve Vieilles Vignes)

Grape Variety: Chenin, an old Anjou grape variety also known as "Pineau de la Loire".

Soil: Five hectares of hillside with schist which helps to accelerate the ripening of the grapes and fostering their over maturation during the dry and warm years. Situated just 300 metres away, the River Layon gives rise in October to morning mists which foster the high sugar content of the grapes.

Vinification: The highly concentrated grapes (by noble rot or over-maturation) are delicately placed on a pneumatic press where they are pressed for 5 to 6 hours. Alcoholic fermentation lasts between 3 to 12 months.

Maturing: The best juices are matured in selected oaks barrels for 10 to 16 months, from pressing right up to bottling with other varieties matured in tanks.

Sampling Notes: The golden colour of the wine reflects the high concentration and powerful bouquet of honey as well as crystallised fruit, producing a voluptuous richness on the palate. Serve at 10-12°C, ideally with foie gras, blue cheese or desserts.

Preservation: A great wine which can be kept for 30 years and more but can also be sampled immediately.

Coteaux Du Layon (Reserve Chateau)

Grape Variety: Chenin, an old Anjou grape variety also known as "Pineau de la Loire".

Soil: Five hectares of hillside with schist which helps to accelerate the ripening of the grapes and fostering their over maturation during the dry and warm years. Situated just 300 metres away, the River Layon gives rise in October to morning mists which foster the high sugar content of the grapes.

Vinification: The highly concentrated grapes (by noble rot or over-maturation) are delicately placed on a pneumatic press where they are pressed for five or six hours. Alcoholic fermentation lasts between 3 to 6 months at a regulated temperature of 18°C.

Maturing: The best juices are matured in selected oaks barrels for 8 to 10 months, from pressing right up to bottling with other batches matured in tanks.

Sampling Notes: The wine features a golden colour with a powerful bouquet of citrus and fresh moderate richness on the palate. Serve at 10-12°C, ideally with foie gras, blue cheese or desserts.

 

Anjou Villages

Grape Variety: Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon

Soil: Planted on sand, alluvium and schist.

Vinification: The destalked grapes are macerated for 25 to 30 days depending on the potential of the grapes. During this period, temperatures are kept at a level for alcoholic fermentation, in order to extract the fragrance and colour of the grapes. The wine that has been drawn off the vats is then aged for one year to enhance its appeal.

Maturing: 70% of the juices is fermented in underground tanks to avoid variations in temperature while the other 30% of the output is fermented In French oak barrels.

Sampling Notes: The wine features an intense colour, well-rounded, soft tannins, and a fine aroma which make it a good wine to accompany meat dishes, wild game and strong cheeses.

Preservation: A wine which can be kept between 5 to 10 years.

 

Rose D’ Anjou

Grape Variety: Grolleau

Soil: Sand and alluvium. Some plots are located in the Côteaux du Layon appellation area, thus requiring earlier harvesting than other vineyards.

Vinification: The grapes undergo a short 18-hour maceration. After pressing, alcoholic fermentation at a constant 16°C lasts for about 6 weeks before the process is halted to balance the wine at 11°C with a residual sugar content of 20 grams per litre.

Maturing: In underground tanks to avoid variations in temperature. Bottled in March and April.

Sampling Notes: Pale pink in colour, this very fragrant, fruity and slightly sweet wine is reminiscent of fruit drops. This easy-to-drink win is ideal, served with food during summer. Serve at 8-10°C.

Preservation: In order to appreciate all its fragrance, this wine should be drunk within the same year of production.

 

Anjou Blanc Sec

Grape Variety: Chenin

Soil: Situated just below the Côteaux du Layon plots. Planted on schist.

Vinification: The grapes are pressed in a pneumatic press for the purpose of quality. Fermented at a low temperature over 2 to 3 months to obtain a dry wine with only 3 to 4 grams of residual sugar per litre.

Maturing: Fermented in French oak barrels for 10 to 12 months.

Sampling Notes: A white, dry, elegant wine, with a powerful bouquet. Serve ideally with fish and shellfish.

Preservation: Wine to be sampled within the five following years.

 

Cabernet D’ Anjou

Grape Variety: Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon

Soil: Sand and alluvium. Some plots are located in the Côteaux du Layon appellation area, thus requiring earlier harvesting than other vineyards.

Vinification: The grapes undergo a short 18-hour maceration. After pressing, alcoholic fermentation at a constant 16°C lasts approximately 6 weeks before it is halted to balance the wine at 11°C with a residual sugar content of 20 grams per litre.

Sampling Notes: Pale pink in colour, this very fragrant, fruity and slightly sweet wine is reminiscent of fruit drops. This easy-to-drink wine is perfect with food during summer. Serve at 8-10°C.

Preservation: To appreciate its fragrances, drink this wine within the same year of production.

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