Domaine Vincendeau, Cremant de Loire Gold
100% Chenin Blanc
Loire Valley, France
Liv Vencendeau came to the Loire in 2000 with the idea of studying winemaking and eventually having her own domain. She moved from Germany and eventually settled in Rochefort sur Loire when she and her husband found an old farmhouse for sale. Quickly she found a small parcel at the top of the town and immediately started the work of converting the vineyard to organic. Most of her parcels are Chenin Blanc, ranging from 10-80 year old vines. There is some Cabernet Franc, Gamay, and Grolleau. The soil is mostly schist with mineral deposits scattered all over the vineyard.