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Ephata

Terre de l'Elu

Ephata Bottle
Appellation
Vin de France (Anjou)
Variety
Chenin Blanc
Age of Vines
80
Farming
Certified organic (ECOCERT) & biodynamic (DEMETER)
Soil
Shale, sandstone
Altitude
70 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, gentle whole cluster pressing into sandstone amphorae, natural yeast fermentation
Aging
12 months in 140L clay amphorae

Overview

The oldest Chenin on the property, averaging just over 80 years old, is planted on a free-draining terroir of sandy shale soils. These are shy-bearing vines – yielding only 20hl/ha – and after a strict selection in the vineyard and cellar, this cuvée is fermented in sandstone amphorae by indigenous yeast then aged for 12 months in clay amphorae.

Ratings & Reviews

93+

2013 Ephata

Source: WA

Loire, France
  • Location
    Loire, France
  • Appellation
    Vin de France (Anjou)
  • Proprietor
    Thomas & Charlotte Carsin
  • Winemaker
    Thomas Carsin
  • Size / Elevation
    22 hectares / 60–80 meters
  • Portfolio
    Jon-David Headrick Selections

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