The grapes to produce the Anjou Chenin Blanc “Wally” Les Caves de la Loire were pressed using a pneumatic press. After 10 hours, the must was racked and left on its fine lees at 8°C. Fermentation took place in temperature-controlled, stainless-steel tanks at 16°C before remaining in tanks until bottling.
The grapes were sourced from the Anjou area in the Loire Valley, just south of the city of Angers. The vineyards are planted on Sologne clay and sand which lend the finished wines elegance and power.
Les Caves de la Loire is a co-op located in Brissac-Quincé, south of Angers. It was established in 1951 and has 160 growers and 1,600 hectares of vineyards, the majority of them located in Anjou. Les Caves de la Loire is certified AgriConfiance et Démarche Vignerons En Développement Durable. AgriConfiance ensures traceability from grape to bottle and adheres to sustainable practices. Vignerons En Développement Durable was formed specifically for the wine industry with the target to be sustainable in the entire wine production process: viticulture, winemaking and employment.