Loire Valley

Coteaux du Layon Domaine de Clayou 2018

R270

Dessert indulgence at fantastic value, this Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc delivers aromatic and luscious delights supported by a lively freshness

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Description

Description

 

Additional information

Additional information

Grape Variety

Chenin Blanc

Producer

Loire Valley

Product Type

White Wine, Sweet Wine

Vintage

2018

Wine Group

Value, Boutique

Wine Occasion

Everyday, Casual Entertainment

Wine Region

Loire Valley

Critics Top Rating

Non-Rated

Story

Story

Jean-Bernard Chauvin comes from a family of winemakers who first came to St Lambert du Lattay in the 1920s. Passionate about the vine and wine, he became head of the estate in 1984 with his wife Catherine. Today, Denis, their son, has joined them in this adventure, continuing the line of family winemakers.

The care of the vineyards has always been the priority, and for this reason the Domaine de Clayou joined the “Terra Vitis” network of vignerons who work their land in a sustainable and environmentally sensitive way.

Specifications

Specifications

Soil – 35 hectares on chalky-clay soils

Grape Variety – 100% Chenin Blanc, Noble Late Harvest – Botrytis

Winemaking – From healthy and ripe grapes on Noble rot, the manual and successive sorting harvest begins in the second week of September towards a delicate winemaking process: Transfer of the harvest by belt to the pneumatic press, slow pressing (4 hours) then slight settling of the must.  Fermentation in vats, only with indigenous yeasts and under temperature   control for 8 to 10 weeks (no malolactic fermentation allowed) – Racking then maturing on fine lees until tangential filtration in March, and bottled the following year.

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

On the nose, this wine unravels an aromatic universe composed of ripe white fruits, apricot notes, and white flowers. On the palate, it offers a great balance between sugar and good acidity, aromas of white flowers and white fruits while delivering a ravishing and generous experience.

To be enjoyed as an aperitif, it goes perfectly with foie gras, blue cheeses and fruit tarts (pears, apricots, Tatin).

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