Taille Aux Loups, Montlouis-sur-Loire Petillant Triple Zero NVRegular price $38.00 Save $-38.00
Variety: Chenin Blanc
Jacky Blot of Domaine de la Taille aux Loups is a rising star in the French and international wine scene. He produces his wine with true vision and no sacrifice, two attributes rarely seen in the commercial wine world today. While working as a wine broker in the Loire Valley, Blot came into contact with a winemaking family no longer capable of caring for their land. Believing the site needed to be respected and shown to the world, his inner voice urged him out of his office and into the vineyards. From this beginning, in 1989 he has since expanded his lands to include parcels in Vouvray, Montlouis, and Bourgueil. Though just across the river from Vouvray, Montlouis does not have the strong market grip of its neighbor. However, its vineyards and age of vines can produce wines that outshine just about anything.
Jacky Blot takes his exemplary winemaking skill and applies it to a pet-nat. The Chenin comes from 40+ year old vines. It’s aged on its lees for 24 months for more aroma and nuance and aged in used barrels. The fermentation process is one long one. Triple Zero refers to the three “Zeros,” zero chaptalization, zero liqueur de tirage, and zero dosage, an ode to less intervention.