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 classic Vouvray sec, complex and concentrated with vibrant acidity which gives it a rich mouth feel and long finish. Citrus fruit, light bitter-lemon finish, balanced on a base of saline minerality. Aging potential (10 years minimum).
This cuvée is best enjoyed at 10° C with a great aperitif, or try it with oven roasted Dover sole coated in an orange, raisin and almond crust with garlic infused wild rice!
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.
Bottles produced: 5100 - Each bottle is individually numbered.
- Chenin Blanc
- France, Loire
- Le Clos de la Meslerie
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