Vin de France Bretonnière La Taille aux Loups 2015 - Lot of 1 Bottle
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Vin de France Bretonnière La Taille aux Loups 2015

     
  • White fruit
  •  
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Color:White
  • Organic
  • 12.50% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Crisp

Don't be fooled by appearances! In spite of its demotion to the Vin de France designation, this Vouvray is one of the best in the appellation. More info

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 good appearance
  • Country/Region: Loire
  • Appellation/Wine: Vin de France
  • Producer/Owner: La Taille aux Loups
  • More information....

Vin de France Bretonnière La Taille aux Loups serve at a temperature of 12°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Gratin décrevisses, Canard à lorange, Chèvre.

  • Vintage score: 18/20
  • Lot presentation
    Vin de France Bretonnière La Taille aux Loups

    Cuvée presentation

    La Bretonnière is produced from one of the finest clos vineyards in the (dry) Vouvray appellation but was demoted to a Vin de France because it is vinified in Montlouis (on the other side of the Loire, 3 km from Vouvray, but outside the area defined in the appellation's specification. Nonetheless, this is a very high quality cuvée which undergoes élevage in barriques (one quarter new wood). It exudes aromas of citrus fruit (lemon, orange) and apple. The palate demonstrates excellent precision and is pleasantly vivacious with a beautifully bitter and lightly saline finish. This wine pairs well with shellfish, sauce-based fish dishes, white meats and goats cheeses.

    Information about domain La Taille aux Loups

    The Domaine de la Taille aux Loups story began in the early 1990s. At that time Jacky Blot was a wine broker, but when presented with the opportunity to buy some vineyards in Montlouis it did not take him long to decide. Having learned a lot from Nicolas Joly of la Coulée de Serrant, he took a different approach to winemaking and innovated constantly to breathe new life into the appellation. Ploughing and manual harvesting seemed quite groundbreaking at the time. He avoided malolactic fermentation for his dry wines, preferring to ferment them in barriques followed by a lengthy élevage in barrels (today a little more restrained). He also worked his magic on sparkling and sweet white wines. Today, the property boasts 25 hectares of Chenin vineyards beside the Loire and Cher Rivers and 400 barriques which are housed in magnificent cellars. In addition, Jacky Blot owns 5 hectares of vineyards on two very fine terroirs in Vouvray - Clos de Venise (1 ha) and Clos de la Bretonnière (4 ha) - and also acquired Clos de Mosny in Montlouis, a superb 12 hectare parcel fully enclosed within 1.6 km of walls. In 2011 he began to use the best grapes from this very high quality, fully south-facing terroir for a new cuvée known as "Clos de Mosny". The remainder of the harvest goes partly into the "Clos Michet" cuvée and partly into the sparkling wine "Triple Zéro". Finally, we should not forget Domaine de la Butte in Bourgueil and its 15 uninterrupted hectares of Cabernet Franc on one of the best hillsides in the appellation. The vines have been cultivated organically from the outset and received official certification in 2012. The Chenin vines are, on average, 80 years old. There is no contest - this domain is one of the best, if not the best, in the region!

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 good appearance
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 12.50 %
    • Country/Region: Loire
    • Appellation/Wine: Vin de France
    • Producer/Owner: La Taille aux Loups
    • Vintage: 2015
    • Color: White
    • Service temperature: 12°
    • Viticulture: Organic 
    • Size (in ha): 45
    • Volume: 180000
    • Intensity: Crisp
    • Dominant aroma: White fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 100% chenin
    Vin de France Bretonnière La Taille aux Loups
    Vin de France Bretonnière La Taille aux Loups

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    Vin de France Bretonnière La Taille aux Loups 2015

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