100% Chenin Blanc. Crisp and brooding nose of bright citrus, pears, white spring flowers and chalk. Taste is 2 parts soil, 1 part fruit: river rocks, oyster shells, lemon-apple, quince. The concern is that this will be dry to the point of being mean, but not so. The lees-aging in barrel gives just the right amount of flesh. Really delicious, and a bargain for this quality and character.
A Pet-Nat, which is single fermentation that finishes in bottle. 100% Chenin Blanc, called Triple Zero because it is Zero Chaptalization, Zero Liqueur at bottling, Zero dosage. Ferment and aged 2 years on its lees in neutral barrel before bottling to finish fermentation.
Taille Aux Loups is the property of Mountlouis producer Jacky Blot (and son Jean-Philippe. Jacky bought old vineyards in Montlouis, mid Loire Valley, in the 1980s. Their wines are outstanding, and personally speaking, some of my favorite wines to drink in the world.Add to my favorites