NV Domaine de la Taille aux Loups Rosé "Triple Zéro", Loire Valley, France
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ABOUT THIS WINE
All of Jacky Blot's vineyards are certified organic. For this particular Pet Nat, we see a blend of 95% Gamay, 5% Grolleau from 100+ year old vines. The grapes are harvested at full maturity allowing for 12°-12.5° potential alcohol. By picking at full maturity it also allows for the three “Zeros”: zero chaptalization, zero liqueur de tirage, and zero dosage. The wine doesn't undergo malolactic fermentation and it's fermentation is one long single fermentation done with indigenous yeasts which takes place in 5-10 year old barrels. The wine is further aged on the lees for 24 months.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
The future of Loire Valley Chenin Blanc is in single vineyard, dry, terroir-driven whites that challenge the greats of Burgundy for precision, length, complexity and age-ability. Pioneers like Jacky Blot are currently making the wines of a lifetime. This has been literally 25 plus years in the making, ever since Jacky first purchased eight hectares of 50 to 75 year old vines in Montlouis in the late 1980s. Transforming and building this organically certified property began in 1988. The level of grower commitment to natural farming practices and non-interventionist vinification is easily the highest percentage of any Chenin appellation in the Loire Valley. Every site is allowed to sing, without the sugar, without the battonage, no malolactic fermentation, using low levels of SO2, and minimal filtration. Jacky Blot is without question one of the inspirational leaders of this growing movement.
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