The kingdom of dry white wines, the Savennieres AOC area is limited to three communes to the south of Angers, on the right bank of the Loire (Savennières, Bouchemaine and La Possonnière). There are two distinct denominations within the appellation: La Roche-aux-Moines and La Coulée-de-Serrant.
The wines show a deep straw yellow to golden robe with glints of green, turning to antique gold with hints of amber; an intense and complex nose, occasionally austere in the early years; Aromas of lime flower, aniseed, grapefruit, pear, honey and quince jelly. Marked with strong minerality, it evolves towards hazelnut, gentle spices and candied notes (grapefruit, lemon). They are ample and thick on the palate with a sprightly finish, combined with great freshness and sometimes a touch of astringency or bitterness.
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