Domaine de Forges has been a family-owned producer for five generations. Although his father Claude can still be found pottering round the cellar, the current success of this estate and the quality of the wines is down to di lui son Stéphane and his wife Séverine. Their 50 hectares of sustainably farmed vines include 30 hectares of Chenin Blanc, of which seven are located on the steep slopes of the Chaumes and a one hectare parcel in the Loire’s only Grand Cru: the prestigious Quarts de Chaume. Domaine des Forges also own thee separate plots in Savennières, including the original in the sandy-schist site of Moulin du Gué and one hectare in the cru Roche aux Moines. Yields are kept extremely low, at 25 hectolitres per hectare. As a result of this complex network of terroirs, the wines have a richness and intensity that clearly show the world-class potential of this style of Chenin Blanc.
An exquisite sweet wine with aromatic notes of exotic fruits and dried apricot. The palate is underpinned by fresh acidity which beautifully balances the richness of fruit. Mineral overtones add complexity through to a long, persistent finish.
A rich yet dry white infused with the distinctive mineral characteristic of the Savennières wines. The creamy texture is beautifully balanced with buttery notes, hazelnut and sweet spice through to a refreshing finish.