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Treilles

Domaine Belargus

Treilles Bottle
Appellation
Anjou
Variety
Chenin Blanc
Age of Vines
10-25
Farming
Certified organic
Soil
Spilite, schist, puddingstone, limestone, sand, clay
Altitude
20-65 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, direct pressing, natural yeast fermentation
Aging
36 months in 400L French oak barrels

Overview

Coteau des Treilles is a grand cru site in all by name. Once famous in the 19th century, this vertiginous site was entirely abandoned in the aftermath of phylloxera and two world wars. However, Jo Pithon’s historical knowledge of the best sites in the Anjou eventually led him to bring this terroir back to life. Now totaling 2.72-hectares, this resurrected monopole has full southern exposure and geologically complex soil. This hillside began as an ancient upwelling of magma that later became submerged under a shallow sea so that today when walking the vines, you will see volcanic bedrock and scree mixed with sedimentary limestone with thin patches of sandy or clay topsoils.

Ratings & Reviews

96

2018 Treilles

Source: Decanter

97

2018 Treilles

Source: WA

Loire, France
  • Location
    Loire, France
  • Appellation
    Anjou
  • Proprietor
    Ivan Massonnat
  • Winemaker
    Adrien Moreau
  • Size / Elevation
    24 hectares / 20-65 meters

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