La Taille Aux Loups

Clos de la Bretonnière

2021
Montlouis-sur-Loire
Loire
France
Say It
La TA-yoh LOO CLO duh La Breh-ton-YER
Varietal
Chenin Blanc
$45
Flavors
Green Apple Green Apple
Honeysuckle Honeysuckle
Mineral Mineral
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Palate Character

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COLOR
Pale Straw Yellow
BODY
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
12.5%
GRAPE(S)
Chenin Blanc
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Why this wine made the cut…
Complex delicious Chenin that make food sing.
Montlouis-sur-Loire, Loire Valley
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Chenin Blanc
100% Shuh-NAN BLON
Chenin Blanc is often overlooked, but makes some of the most compelling white wines across Palate Character, including bone dry to sweet in style. Some of the best expressions come from France’s Loire Valley, and South Africa, which at their best are concentrated, crisp, sometimes long-lived, mineral driven wines that deserve more recognition for their high quality age-worthy whites.
Country / State
France
Region
Loire
Sub Region
Montlouis-sur-Loire
Producer
La Taille Aux Loups
Vintage
2021

Domaine de la Taille aux Loups

Montlouis-sur-Loire

Jacky Blot was on a mission. He bought eight hectares of more than 50-year-old vine chenin blanc in the late-1980s and transformed Domaine de la Taille aux Loups into a certified organic property in 1988.

Jacky & Jean-Philippe BlotJacky & Jean-Philippe Blot
Portrait of Jacky BlotPortrait of Jacky Blot

Jacky Blot does things differently, following a more Burgundian technique. He hand-harvests grapes and, like famous producers Roulot and Coche-Dury, he exposes the must to oxygen before undergoing barrel fermentation and then storing the wines in steel tanks before bottling 

Jacky Blot’s chenin blanc is bone-dry, with crisp acidity that is defined by a complex minerality rather than overt fruitiness.