Le Clos de la Meslerie is a wine-making estate in the Vouvray Appellation of France, in the Loire Valley about 15km from the city of Tours. The property itself dates from the early 1600’s and grapes have been grown on the estate for centuries. The vines from which the wine is made today range from 20 to 60 years of age. But winemaking, like most creative endeavours, is about much more than the facts.
A moelleux with vibrant acidity which gives it a rich demi-sec flavor. “A bowl of tropical fruit served on a platter of flint!” Notes of pineapple and litchi on the nose, evolving to tropical fruit and floral aromas. Delicate and elegant, long finish. Aging potential (15 years minimum).
This cuvée is best enjoyed at 13-14° C with a great aperitif, or try it with a veal tajine with candied lemons followed by a dessert of fresh strawberries with lemon juice!
Terroir: Flint-clay soil
Average age of vines: 30 to 60 years old
Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested. Natural fermentation, no added yeast. Barrel fermentation and ageing for a year. The lees are stirred in the barrels several times each month by hand to encourage natural aromas and protect the juice from oxidation. Minimal use of new oak barrels to avoid classic "wood" tastes. No fining.
65g/L residual sugar in 2015.
Bottles produced: 7000
- Chenin Blanc
- France, Loire
- Le Clos de la Meslerie
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