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Bastingage, 2019

By Clos de l'Elu

  • Appellation: Vin de Table
  • Region: Loire
  • Country: France
  • Colour: White
  • Grape Varieties: Chenin Blanc
  • Soil type: Shale sandstone and brittle shale
  • Vessel type: Wood - New oak, Wood - Old oak
  • Unfined.
  • Filtered - Earth microns.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • No temperature control.
  • Organic/Biodynamic/Equivalent
  • Total Sulphites: 36 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:Alcohol: 14% Bottle size: 75cl - Weight: 1300g Average age of vines: 25 years Certified Organic Manual harvest in 20kg in bins with draconian sorting in the vineyard, and multiple passes if necessary. Direct and slow pressing of freshly harvested grapes, with selection of juices. Natural and slow fermentation (native yeast). Ageing in barrels for one year on lees then assembly in vats for a further aging of 2 to 4 months. Malolactic fermentation is complete. A deep and complex nose reveals buttery aromas. The attack - full of plump- is followed by a very beautiful minerality typical of shale soils. Some nice citrus notes reminiscent od candied lemons. A gastronomic wine that calls for a special dish.

About Clos de l'Elu

Loire, France

In January 2008, Charlotte & Thomas embarked on a marvellous winemaking adventure by acquiring the Clos de l’Elu, on the schist-rich lands of the Anjou Noir. They’re both deeply passionate about the life of their 20 Ha domain, which lies on the finest terroirs of the Layon valley.