At the edge of the Armorican Massif, the dark soils of “Anjou Noir” provide the perfect environment for this exciting new producer. The operation is run by winemaker Thomas Carsin, an agricultural engineer who has worked for producers in Champagne, California and Provence. The magic takes place over 20 hectares in Saint Aubin de Luigné, at the heart of the Coteaux du Layon appellation. Carsin took over the estate in 2008.
Here, the wine is all produced organically, which means no chemical products are used for control of pests, diseases or weeds. Harvests are completed by hand, thanks to a team of seasonal workers.
Eight grape varieties are grown at Clos De l’Elu, including Chenin, Cabernet Franc, Gamay, Grolleau and Pineau D’Aunis. From these, the estate produce dry red and white wines, as well as a sweet white. Red wines are mostly vinified in tanks, using whole grape maceration and a four week infusion. White wines are fermented and aged in barrels. Each wine produced here is meticulously created, bringing out the unique personality of each one.
|Anjou "Roc'h Avel"||Login||Magnum (1.5L)||2018|
|IGP "Désirade"||Login||Bottle (75cl)||2016|
|Anjou "Bastingage"||Login||Bottle (75cl)||2016|
|Anjou "Ephata"||Login||Bottle (75cl)||2016|
|Anjou "Ephata"||Login||Bottle (75cl)||2013|
|VDF "Maupiti"||Login||Bottle (75cl)||2018|
|VDF "Maupiti"||Login||Magnum (1.5L)||2016|
|Anjou "l'Aiglerie"||Login||Bottle (75cl)||2015|
|Anjou "l'Aiglerie"||Login||Bottle (75cl)||2014|
|VDF "Espérance"||Login||Bottle (75cl)||2016|
|VDF "Espérance"||Login||Bottle (75cl)||2014|
|Crémant de Loire “Albatros”||Login||Bottle (75cl)||2011|