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Domaine Ogereau,Côteaux du Layon 'Saint Lambert'

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Region: Loire Valley
Refined Region: Côteaux du Layon
Vintage: 2015
Grape Varieties:
Chenin 100% Colour: Dessert Wine
Alcohol Level: 12%
Production Style: Conventional
Closure: Natural Cork

Availability: In stock

€26.50

Bottle Size: 750ml bottle
Beautifully fragrant, with precise notes of tropical fruits, quince, peach and honey. Seriously pretty, decadent sweetness matched only by its refreshing acidity this makes a delicious end to a meal. A powerfully styled 'moelleux' with pronounced acidity and fine energy.
This Côteaux du Layon is produced in the village of Saint Lambert, 20 minutes away from the town of Angers. Saint Lambert is one of the six villages of the Côteaux du Layon Villages Appellation. The 20 to 85 year old vines are planted mainly on schist soils. Botrytis - or noble rot - is paramount to making great Côteaux du Layon. Harvest is carried out by hand and by successive pickings to ensure that only Chenin grapes of superb maturity are picked including grapes showing the famous botrytis.

The Domaine
Domaine Ogereau is located in the heart of the Anjou appellation near the town of Angers. It is run by fourth-generation vigneron, Vincent Ogereau and his wife Catherine. After obtaining his diplomas in viticulture and oenology, their son Emmanuel jetted off to New Zealand to work the harvest. He also studied wine business in Dijon, trained in Burgundy and in Oregon. In 2015, with plenty of experience under his belt, Emmanuel returned to work alongside his parents for good. He represents the 5th generation involved in the domaine and his dynamism has no limit. His immense passion for the wines of Anjou is palpable and as a young vigneron he aspires to do everything right. Emmanuel Ogereau is known as the brightest rising star in Anjou and he richly deserves this reputation. Now fifth generation at the Domaine Ogereau, he shares the same ambition as his parents: engaging with nature and respecting the personality of each of their terroirs.
The Ogereau are great believers in Chenin although they also produce superb Anjou rouge from Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. They are also seriously devoted to their terroirs as their 25 hectare estate is like a mosaic of parcels (over 30) and soils (schists, sandstones, volcanics rocks). All the Ogereau's wines reflect their individual terroir which the family has the utmost respect for.

Traditional work is carried out in the vineyard and the harvest is hand-picked. Since 2008, Vincent has been implementing organic farming principles although the wines are not yet certified organic.
“to make great wine you must have excellent grapes. We concentrate on producing the best possible grapes that reflect both their terroir and the particular character of each vintage”. Vincent Ogereau

Press
"Vincent OGEREAU is consistently one of the best producers in Anjou” Decanter


Food Pairing
Ideal with blue cheese, fruity dessert and also delicious as an apéritif

Côteaux du Layon Saint LambertCôteaux du Layon Saint Lambert
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  • Emmanuel Ogereau and his father Vincent - February 2017 ©Seán Gilley
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