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Tasting Notes
"Tender and restrained notes of fresh lemon zest, lemon pith and honey on the nose, but on the palate there is an opulent, seductive feeling. The long, precise finish is exquisite, but needs more time in bottle to develop, where it will certainly age well. A true grand vin with a potential for 98 points. The 12-hectare Clos de Mosny is a real clos – enclosed by a wall – in the commune of ... read more
Shelf Location — 95d
Size:750mL (wine)
Alcohol by vol:12.5%
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#59219
Location at store:95d
Item Description
Tasting Notes
"Tender and restrained notes of fresh lemon zest, lemon pith and honey on the nose, but on the palate there is an opulent, seductive feeling. The long, precise finish is exquisite, but needs more time in bottle to develop, where it will certainly age well. A true grand vin with a potential for 98 points. The 12-hectare Clos de Mosny is a real clos – enclosed by a wall – in the commune of Saint-Martin-le-Beau in the southern part of Montlouis. It faces due south and it has a variety of soils – sand in the lower part, and clay and flint over a bedrock of limestone. The Blot family are the sole owners and only the best parts of the Clos are used in this single-vineyard wine. The grapes are hand-harvested and fermentation and maturation is in Burgundian barrels."

The Wine
Certified organic 100% Chenin Blanc 40-50 year old vines South exposure Sand clay soil with lots of silex 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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