The most profound wine that I have ever tasted! This wine will evolve for decades in the bottle and retain its vigor. I last consumed a bottle over a period of 3 days. Every time I came back to this wine, it gave something different. Amazing!
One of the most fabled vineyards in all of France, this site bears its own appellation for 7 hectares. The steep vineyard plunges dramatically overlooking the Loire River. Tilled by both tractor and horse, its lean schist soils produce a unique nectar whose traits epitomize the notion of terroir. The vines are 35-40 years old (with some reaching 80 years old), planted 4800-6700 vines per hectare. The wine is never chaptalized, and indigenous yeasts power the fermentation. Barrel fermented and aged, only 5% new oak is used with some stirring of the lees during the process. Light sulfuring happens at bottling following a very light filtration.