La Taille aux Loups “Triple Zero” Brut
Petillant-Naturel, Loire Valley

La Taille aux Loups “Triple Zero” Brut

Petillant-Naturel, Loire Valley
Taille aux Loups Triple Zero
Retail Price: $28
DDWA Score: 90
Value Rating: 4.8
Awesome Value
Wine Factor: 1.5
Date Posted: September 12, 2019

There’s hip wine and then there’s really really good hip wine. Jacky Blot and his son “J.P.” grow Chenin Blanc in Montlouis, Loire Valley. 40+ year old vine fruit picked at perfect maturity. A “Pet Nat” or Petillant Naturel: single fermentation (in barrel), transferred to bottle to finish its single ferment. Triple Zero as in zero chaptalization, zero liqueur de tirage and zero dosage. (email me if you need definitions on these.) I love this wine. Chenin’s pear and tropical fruits peek through with white dusty earth, crisp seaside air and peach skins. It’s very dry and very flavorful, which to me is the genius of this wine. $33/bottle? I’d take all I can get.

This is a DDWA “Awesome” Value. See all my Hall of Fame and Awesome Value wines on my Best of the Best Value list.

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