The historic Château de Suronde has been owned by Kathleen Van den Beghe and Sigurd Mareels since 2016. The Belgian couple also own Château de Minière in Bourgueil. Château de Minière makes red and rosé still AOP Bourgueil wines, as well as red and rosé sparkling wines, all from 100% Cabernet Franc grapes. The Suronde estate spans 7 hectares of vineyards, of which 5.5 hectares are located within the Quarts de Chaume appellation. Specifically, in the ‘Les Quarts’ zone. In addition to vineyards, the property also has 10 hectares of garden, farmland and forests. Farming the vines according to organic principles for 20 years, the vines were converted to biodynamic farming in 2017. The winery’s colourful labels are selected from artworks created by Belgian artists who stay in residence at the château each year.
Tasting Notes ... This is a bracingly dry style of Anjou Chenin Blanc. Lemon gold in hue, it’s pleasantly aromatic with scents of quince, golden delicious apple, honeydew melon, ginger, and jasmine. On the palate it’s generously textured with waxy tree fruit flavours that linger on the palate. High voltage acidity complements a salty citrus finish.