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Coteaux du Layon 1er Cru Chaume, Château de la Roulerie 2018 50cl

White Wine from France - Loire
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Classic golden nectar with over 100 grams of residual sugar, with burnished orange citrus and honey perfume and tempting hints of tarte tatin (for which it should make a delicious match).
Price: £25.00 Bottle
Price: £150.00 Case of 6
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Code: LO15991

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • 7 - Dessert sweetness
  • Chenin Blanc
  • 50cl
  • Now to 2028
  • 11% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Twin top
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Coteaux du Layon 1er Cru Chaume, Château de la Roulerie 2018 in a nutshell, by buyer Joanna Locke MW. Video transcript

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Coteaux du Layon 1er Cru Chaume 2018 

Loire chenin blanc makes some of the greatest sweet wines in the world of wine, and this is a classic example from the Coteaux du Layon. It’s from a historic property which makes dry Anjou Blanc from chenin blanc and the Coteaux du Layon wines; and this is a premier cru Chaume, and it’s a vineyard that is just south-west of the city of Angers in the Loire. And as you can see, this is 2018 vintage so still not very mature. It’s the most beautiful golden colour, which is typical of these part-botrytised grapes – botrytis is the noble rot that affects the grapes and turns it into a luscious, sweet wine and it brings complexity as well. So you’ve got really gorgeous aromas of honey and citrus, and sweet and smooth on the palate. This is a young wine still; the beauty is it will develop over the next many years, developing complexity, richness, intensity. Serve it – if you’re in France it would be with foie gras, or certainly blue cheese – beautiful with cheese, but actually it’s very good with a fruit dessert – particularly, a tarte tatin would just be a perfect match for this wine. 

Château de la Roulerie

Loire Valley Vintage 2018 Anjou Touraine

If 2017 was classic (in a good way), with consistent purity of fruit and glorious freshness to the fore, 2018 is by contrast a riper and – for many – friendlier vintage, with super-healthy fruit, richer flavours and less of the acidity which some can struggle with.

decanter.com

This Loire sweet wine has 160g/L residual sugar but has a lively freshness � the Chenin Blanc grapes that went into it weren't heavily botrytised so it's not a heavily luscious sticky like some dessert...
This Loire sweet wine has 160g/L residual sugar but has a lively freshness � the Chenin Blanc grapes that went into it weren't heavily botrytised so it's not a heavily luscious sticky like some dessert wines. Enjoy the lovely intense notes of stone fruit, orange citrus and buttered apples � tarte tatin is a suggested food match and would be delicious.
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Amy Wislocki

JancisRobinson.com

Deep orangey gold colour. A bit of charred smokiness on the nose. Lots of sweetness, some saline character and lots of sweet, buttery tarte-Tatin juice. Lacking a bit of nervy acidity.

16/20

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