2021 Domaine de la Taille aux Loups Montlouis-Sur-Loire "Rémus", Loire Valley, France
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ABOUT THIS WINE
100% Chenin Blanc sourced from organic grapes grown on multiple parcels of clay-limestone-siliceous soils. The wine is fermented and aged in barrel, about 20% of which is new. The wine does not go through malolactic fermentation. A great wine for food. It has the combination of precise high acidity, intense ripe fruit, and barrel-aged weight and savouriness to cut through richness, complement sweetness, light up savouriness, and enhance crispness.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
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 age-ability. One of the pioneers of this movement was Jacky Blot. Sadly, Jacky Blot left us on May 15th, 2023, but left a legacy 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 has been 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. The Blot portfolio ran the gamut from sweet to dry and Jacky also excelled with Cabernet Franc in Bourgueil under his Domaine De La Butte label. He and his wife, Joëlle, opened wine cellars across the region, followed by a restaurant named Le Bistrot des Belles Caves in Tours, which is renowned for its remarkable wine list.
Jacky is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren. Jean-Phillipe, Jacky's son, has taken charge after working with his father for the past ten years.