Taille Aux Loups, Montlouis-sur-Loire Clos de Mosny 2018Regular price $45.00 Save $-45.00
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.
“Clos de Mosny” is the Montlouis equivalent to his Vouvray-bottled “Venise.” The site is a monopole one, meaning simply that Jacky Blot owns and farms the site as a solo operation. The vines are 40-50 years in age. The soils here are most ideal for Chenin with sandy clay above pure limestone. The wine ages in a mix of barrels, 20% of which are new.