2020 Etienne Bodet Clos Durandiere Saumur Rouge

2020 Etienne Bodet Clos Durandiere Saumur Rouge


This clos is surrounded by the wall of the Château de la Durandière, belonging to Etienne's family, and the neighboring forest. The vineyard is among only 20ha in Saumur with a hard Bathonian limestone bedrock from the Jurassic period, as opposed to the more typical tuffeau. The shallow topsoils (30 to 60cm) are composed of clayey sand or sandy loam with iron oxide. The vineyard is early-ripening and well-draining, with limited vigor and active limestone, and Etienne's goal here is to obtain the most ethereal and elegant wine possible. The farming is Biodynamic (though in conversion),

In the cellar theres ambient yeast fermentation with no added SO2, partial whole cluster inclusion (up to 35%), no punch-downs or pump-overs. Aged for a minimum of 2 years in used barrels (1 to 3 wines old), followed by another 6 months in vats and 6 months in bottle.