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Minimal sulphites

Loire Valley

Fontenelles - 2018 - Laurent Troubat


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A very complex nose, with notes of baked apples, peat, and almonds in the shell, plus a hint of salted butter caramel... The palate balances the same richness with beautiful tension and minerality, topped off by lovely bitter notes and a long, sublime finish.

75 cl
Original features
Degree of alcohol
13.5 %
To drink from
2023 to 2026
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This is the second vintage of this 100% Chenin cuvée, made from 60-year-old vines farmed organically in the Fosse-Sèche sector on flinty clay soils, worked entirely by hand, with small yields (20 hl/ha) for high quality juice. The vinification is natural: direct pressing, settling by gravity, fermentation in amphorae for about a year, followed by a year's maturation in the same 10-hectolitre stoneware amphorae. Bottled at the estate without fining or filtration, and just one gram of sulphur.

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Laurent Troubat

Laurent Troubat

Laurent Troubat (from Savoie) and Pauline Mourrain (from Brittany) met at engineering school in Strasbourg. Graduating in 2011, they quickly realised they’d chosen the wrong career. Their longing for open spaces, their desire to reconnect with nature, to meet amazing people, led them to raise anchor and set sail for Australia. The young couple would work in different types of farming:...

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