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Domaine de la Taille 'Michet' Chenin Blanc 2019
Decanter 97
"Jacky Blot is both one of the Loire's top producers and one the most dynamic. He is now gradually handing over the reins to his son Jean-Philippe. The Clos Michet is a well exposed, south-facing vineyard in the southern part of the Montlouis appellation, in the commune of Saint-Martin-le-Beau. It is one of the domaine's best Montlouis sites. The golden 2019 has aromas of quince with a hint of oak, very fine rich ... read more
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Size:750mL (wine)
Alcohol by vol:13.5%
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#39504
Item Description
Decanter 97
"Jacky Blot is both one of the Loire's top producers and one the most dynamic. He is now gradually handing over the reins to his son Jean-Philippe. The Clos Michet is a well exposed, south-facing vineyard in the southern part of the Montlouis appellation, in the commune of Saint-Martin-le-Beau. It is one of the domaine's best Montlouis sites. The golden 2019 has aromas of quince with a hint of oak, very fine rich texture, a touch buttery. This is a rich, powerful wine with freshness on the finish great balance. Can be enjoyed now but should age brilliantly. I also tasted the neighbouring 2019 Clos Mosny (95 points). Drinking Window 2021 - 2035

The Wine
Certified organic
100 Chenin Blanc
40-60 year old vines
South exposure top of the slope
Sand and clay soil sitting on pure limestone
2-3 meters before hitting the limestone
Indigenous yeasts
No malo
Fermented and aged in barrel (20 new, 80 1-4 year old barrels)

The Estate
With Franois Chidaine, Jacky Blot has been instrumental in taking Montlouis out of Vouvrays shadow and establishing for it a reputation of its ownand a better one at that. Much of what he has done appears old hat today, but it was revolutionary at the time: organic viticulture, hand harvests, wild yeasts, barrel fermentations and no malolactic conversions Vinous Media

Jackys wines, including his not-anymore Vouvray, are the perfect example: Theyre bone-dry, less fruity than complex and austere. He believes sugar blurs chenins ability to transparently reveal its best qualities, which is why his winemaking is almost fanatically Burgundian, although he prefers to describe it as the school of Montlouis. He ferments all his whites in barrels. And rather than a cold, quick fermentation meant to highlight aromas, he borrows from Burgundys elite cadre, winemakers like Jean-Franois Coche (of Coche-Dury) and Jean-Marc Roulot (of Domaine Roulot): he exposes the grape must to oxygen before a long, slow fermentation and leaves the finished wine in steel tanks for months before bottling, which firms up the texture.
-Jon Bonn

CERTIFIED ORGANIC
SITE SPECIFIC CHENIN BLANC
OLD VINES 50+ years old on average
LOW YIELDS, NO MALO, NO BATTONAGE
LEADER and PIONEER in LOIRE VALLEY
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 ageability. 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 malo, using low levels of SO2, and minimal filtration. Jacky Blot is without question one of the inspirational leaders of this growing movement.

Farming Practice:Certified Organic
About Domaine De La Taille Aux Loups
"With François Chidaine, Jacky Blot has been instrumental in taking Montlouis out of Vouvray's shadow and establishing for it a reputation of its own--and a better one at that. Much of what he has done appears old hat today, but it was revolutionary at the time: organic viticulture, hand harvests, wild yeasts, barrel fermentations and no malolactic conversions"
–Vinous Media

"Jacky's wines, including his not-anymore Vouvray, are the perfect example: They're bone-dry, less fruity than complex and austere. He believes sugar blurs chenin's ability to transparently reveal its best qualities, which is why his winemaking is almost fanatically Burgundian, although he prefers to describe it as "the school of Montlouis." He ferments all his whites in barrels. And rather than a cold, quick fermentation meant to highlight aromas, he borrows from Burgundy's elite cadre, winemakers like Jean-François Coche (of Coche-Dury) and Jean-Marc Roulot (of Domaine Roulot): he exposes the grape must to oxygen before a long, slow fermentation and leaves the finished wine in steel tanks for months before bottling, which firms up the texture."
-Jon Bonné

CERTIFIED ORGANIC
SITE SPECIFIC CHENIN BLANC
OLD VINES – 50+ years old on average
LOW YIELDS, NO MALO, NO BATTONAGE
LEADER and PIONEER in LOIRE VALLEY
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 ageability. 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 malo, using low levels of SO2, and minimal filtration. Jacky Blot is without question one of the inspirational leaders of this growing movement.

Farming Practice:Certified Organic
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Posted byMary on Apr 22, 2022Verified Purchase
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