This cuvée from Terre de L'Elu is a crystal wine of great aromatic purity. A subtle nose revealing fresh aromas and anise notes. The attack is silky and enveloping and stretches to iodine notes. A 100% chenin with almost a tannic structure, elegant and unusual, a great wine with food.
Enjoy this wine with a cod or a sea bream carpaccio with chermoula dressing (coriander, mint, lemon, olive oil, garlic, paprika). Typically good with fish, white meat or poultry cooked with lemon... or on exotic dishes. Open up to the charm of Ephata, the wine will do the rest!
The name "Ephata" means "be opened" in Greek.
Average age of vines: 70 years old. Yield < 20 hL/ha.
Vinification: Grapes are hand-harvested and gently pressed. Natural fermentation for 6 months in 10hL sandstone amphora. Aged for 1 year in 140L terracotta amphora ("ouillage"/ topping off every 2 month) and another 6 months in 10hL sandstone amphora. No sulphites.
- Chenin Blanc
- France, Loire
- Terre De L'Elu
- Ready to Drink And Will Improve