Domaine de la Taille Aux Loups 'Montlouis Sur Loire Remus'
Montlouis Sur Loire AOC, Loire Valley, France
This Chenin Blanc has a very open and bright aromatic profile. It has a great deal of floral fruit, but also carries a nice fresh minerality. This is present on the palate as well. There is a good deal of substance and depth here, with a full mouthfeel supported by a focused, crisp acidity and minerality. Overall very composed, showing a firm grip in the finish. One of many Vegan friendly white wines available from Wines Direct.
- Loire Valley
- Chenin Blanc
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I have been tasting and admiring the wine of Jacky Blot for some years. His move into winemaking has some resonance for Wines Direct. Jacky had, as a wine merchant, become so frustrated at the incompetence of the small growers in the Loire he got into winemaking himself. Self taught, he now has over 15 Hectares and prefers to work alone.
Production levels are low, fermentation is in wood and there is an extreme sorting regime to ensure quality of fruit. Jacky has never used chaptilisation (the addition of sugar). The Chenin Blanc produced by Jacky Blot has a quality and expression that is difficult to find and worth every euro. It is born out of his obsession to reap the best out of his terroir.
"Delicate and restrained minerally aromas mirror an intriguing and intensely dry palate of smoky, flinty and chalky flavours of the vineyard; the concentration derived from low yields of ancient 70 to 80 year old vines. One to age. Try with rounds of goat’s cheese drizzled with olive oil on rocket leaves."
"A glorious wine; a rich creamy texture, balanced by very brisk, well-integrated acidity, and masses of mouth-watering quince and white peach fruits, finishing long and dry."
Domaine de la Taille Aux Loups
All the vineyards, whether the vines are in the appellation Montlouis-sur-Loire or in the Vouvray appellation, rests on a limestone bedrock. This deposit of the Upper Turonian from the late Cretaceous era to the end of the secondary era dates from about 100 million years ago and forms a sloping plateau to the south at Montlouis-sur-Loire.