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Le Grand Clos

Le Rocher des Violettes

Le Grand Clos Bottle
Appellation
Montlouis
Variety
Chenin Blanc
Age of Vines
90+
Farming
Certified organic
Soil
Clay-limestone
Altitude
75 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, natural yeast fermentation in 500L French oak barrels (30% new)
Aging
10 months in 500L French oak barrels (30%new), vegan

Overview

Le Grand Clos is a lieu-dit at the southeastern edge of Montlouis in the commune of Saint-Martin-Le-Beau. This small corner of the appellation is Montlouis in microcosm with fine silty clay and limestone soils closer to the Cher, a patch of Aeolian sand, and a band of flinty clay soils. But the predominant terroir is silty sand and fine limestone clay of which Le Grand Clos is a part. Xavier farms his oldest vines of Chenin in Le Grand Clos – a massale repository of 90+-year-old vines. A subtle, fluid, and elegant rendition of Montlouis, Le Grand Clos seems to vinously capture that quiet mineral moment of vitality before a rainstorm starts.

Ratings & Reviews

94

2019 Le Grand Clos

Source: VM

Loire, France
  • Location
    Loire, France
  • Appellation
    Montlouis
  • Proprietor
    Xavier Weisskopf
  • Winemaker
    Xavier Weisskopf
  • Size / Elevation
    17 hectares / 75-100 meters

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