2018 Jacky Blot (La Taille Aux Loups) VDF Bretonniere (Monopole)

All wines stored at 55° and 70% humidity
$ 40.00
We currently have 20 in stock.
$ 40.00
Blot takes his cue's from Burgundy gods, Coche-Dury and Roulot. After a slow barrel fermentation (20% new wood here) he moves his wine into steel for several months prior to bottling. Much like the disciplined Chenin found in Saumur, here battonage is avoided and malolactic fermentation is blocked - a necessity in accentuating the laser-focus and sleek frame that draws comparisons to Burgundy.

Blot is no nonsense when it comes to farming, with organic and hands-on viticulture serving as the root of success for all his wines. However, Clos de la Bretonniere stands out in his lineup. While his Montlouis wines can show density and breadth, this rare Vouvray parcel of 60-yr-old vines on pure limestone is a different beast. There's a mesmerizing level of detail and shimmering range of flavors that seemingly dance on the palate. It's a drinking sensation that you do not want to end.

Vouvray is most associated with off-dry and sweet styles of wine. Since 1993 Jacky has focused on bone-dry wines, a choice that was not received warmly for the first two vintages in the Loire. But, after some time, people began to see what he was after. Today, the Clos de la Bretonniere is one of the greatest examples of dry Chenin Blanc in the world. But, like the Loire in 1993, people are still just catching on. 2016 was excellent for whites from the entire region, but even in this context, the dry wines from the vintage have an unmistakable featherweight presence on the palate that's pure magic. 
Product Details
Price Range $20-$40
Wine Type White
Grape Variety Chenin Blanc
Country France
Region Loire
Appellation Vouvray
Vintage 2018
Bottle Size 750ml
Designation VDF

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