A purist, looking for the epitome of Chenin. Eric Nicolas produces Chenin of great purity and an original aromatic complexity. Exceptional Caligramme...
Raised 20 months in 500 litre barrels, this from chenin vines of 70 is stunning purity and radiance, mixing the nuanced flavors of zest, spices pushed a chiseled and elegantly bitter finish. What a bottle!
The field of Belliviere, hectares in the appellations Jasnières and hillsides of the Loir. The plots located on 5 municipalities (Lhomme, Ruillé on Loir, Dissay under house, Marcon and Chahaignes) offer the different terroirs which are the richness and the diversity of the wines of the area.
The vines are cultivated (ploughing, scratching, etc.), including the old vines. Parcel by parcel, and little by little, the substantive work can see a natural resistance that the field is constantly improving and chose 2008 to convert the whole of the vineyard in biodynamic farming.
The harvest is completely manual and yields are decidedly very moderate.
Plantations in mass selection are deliberately designed to high density, more qualitative, in order to take better care of our rare terroirs and value.
GRAPES:-0%Chenin. Old vines over 50 years. TERROIR:-clay with Flint on tuffeaux. Parcels oriented South/South-West to South/southeast in the Crescent of the Jasnières. Slopes overlooking the Dormouse.
VITICULTURE:-work of the soil: plowing, release and erasures. No weeding. -Maximum yield 35 hl/ha. Manual harvest.
VINIFICATION:-natural in barrels. -The balance is the work of nature.
SERVICE:-preferably decant. -Serve at 9 - degrees C
|Type of products||Wines|
|Region||Vallée de la Loire|
|Title supplement||70 years old vines|
|Capacity||75 cl bottle|
|Sweetness index||1 Dry|
|Main style||Complete - Harmonious|
|Grape varieties||100% Chenin|
|Main grape variety||Chenin|
|Organic wines||Organic and biodynamic|
|Consumption recommendation||2024 - 2037|