Tasting: Domaine Vallée Moray (Loire) & La Grapperie (Loire)

Tasting: Domaine Vallée Moray (Loire) & La Grapperie (Loire)
If you like wines that have taken their time, we look forward to seeing you on Saturday, April 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. to discover the wines of :

🧑‍🌾 DomaineVallée Moray (Loire)
🧑‍🌾 La Grapperie (Loire)

Chenin, Pineau d'Aunis and Pinot Noir, these are the bottles we will open:

🍷 Cailloutis 2018
Young Chenin vines, matured on the lees in barrel for 24 months. Everything you want from a Chenin in this balanced bottle. Rich and juicy fruit, buttery and honeyed on the palate, but the finish is taut and mineral, with seductive almond notes.

🍷 Figurines 2018
A Pinot Noir that expresses itself with delicacy, elegance and precise fruit, giving you the feeling of biting into fresh ripe cherries. A great favourite.

🍷 Aphrodite 2019
24 months ageing for this Chenin with some residual sugar. A cuvée that Renaud only makes in certain years when the quality of the grapes allows him to. What can we say, except that Chenin is really magical :) This bottle has it all, crisp fruit and smooth richness, the residual sugar adds a delicious note, without heaviness, all carried by that special tension that makes you want to return sip after sip. An immense wine.

🍷 La Bueilloise 2020
It’s been a while since Renaud offered us a sparkling wine, although we love his bulles of Chenin, lively, salty, refreshing and euphoric.

🍷 L’Enchanteresse 2019
100% Pineau d’Aunis, one of the oldest autochthonous grape varieties in the Loire. The vines are between 50 and 115 years old, growing on flint, clay and limestone. Matured for 15 months. Renaud knows how to bring the beauty of Pineau d’Aunis into the glass. Ruby red. Menthol notes that refresh the nose. Cherry brandy. Dark red cherries, white pepper, damp moss in a mineral universe. Exquisitely delicate on the palate. A filigree structure between neat acidity and tender tannin. Still very young and already so well balanced.

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