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Montlouis sur Loire Clos de Mosny, Domaine de la Taille aux Loups 2019
White Wine from France - Loire
Jacky Blot’s wines have been gaining a stellar reputation, and proved a huge hit in our Wine Champions blind tastings. An intellectually stimulating, intricate off-dry wine, this brings together citrusy charm, food-friendly saline complexity and a tropical finish, along with the more distinctive and intriguing bruised-apple and woollen notes that top Loire chenins can deliver.
Yet another exceptional vintage! Perhaps these atypical years are the vintages of the future? 2019 was another year of extremes and nail biting, with temperatures even in the Loire Atlantique nudging 40C more than once last summer. With so little rain, there were concerns over whether the fruit would actually ripen, but sure enough, some rain did arrive: a little in mid-August, a little more in early to mid-September, depending on the location, refreshing the vines and allowing them to ripen their healthy fruit in fine conditions.
There will be some great reds, with the chance to keep some in store for the future. Whites are ripe and healthy, with, remarkably, a little more freshness than the 2018s, so it will be a great year to explore the length of the Loire.