La Grange Tiphaine - Montlouis-sur-Loire Chenin Clef de Sol
Biodynamic. 100% Chenin blanc from vines ranging from 80-110 years old grown on clay & limestone. Grapes are hand harvested in several successive pickings to let the grapes having a sufficient level of maturity and quality. Grapes are directly pressed and then transferred into old oak barrels. The fermentation begins spontaneously slow down in winter and finishes in Summer. In total, the wine remains 10 months on the lees in barrels. The blend is made in tanks after ageing.
This wine draws its strong character from the old vines still thriving on limestone soil, as evidenced by the complexity of its bouquet mixing scents of pear, white peach, apricot, jasmine, honeysuckle and verbena. Broad-shouldered, featuring electric acidity and a mineral streak cutting through, delivering focus and precision. The structured and dense palate offers a silky mouthfeel and an exotic side, with ginger, Korean pear, persimmon and green almond notes running through the mineral-infused finish..