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 demi-sec with vibrant acidity which gives it a rich mouthfeel and a long finish. Candied citrus fruit balanced on a base of saline minerality. Aging potential (10 years minimum).
This cuvée is best enjoyed at 12-13° C with a great aperitif with cheese-based petits fours, followed by razor clams on pasta in a white sherry and cream sauce sprinkled with coriander!
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.
Residual Sugar 2016 vintage: 25g sugar per Liter
Bottles produced: 7500
- Chenin Blanc
- France, Loire
- Le Clos de la Meslerie
- Medium Dry
- Ready to Drink And Will Improve