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Organic or biodynamic wine

Loire Valley

L'Effraie - 2020 - Eric Nicolas

Domaine de Bellivière

A sweet juice, with a nose of apricot, yellow peach, juicy pear, passion fruit, and white flowers... The palate is simply incredible, the balance between the fine acidity and the 16 grams of residual sugar/litre is masterful – one of our great favourites.

75 cl
Original features
Biodynamic wine
Coteaux du Loir
Degree of alcohol
14 %
To drink from
2023 to 2030

VAT included

100% Chenin, from 10- to 30-year-old vines cultivated biodynamically, and planted on 11 parcels (3.5 hectares in total) spread over the communes of Chahaignes and Marçon, thus the southern slopes of the Loir, with flinty clay soils over tufa stone. Harvesting is done by hand with crates. Vinification: after pneumatic pressing and natural cold settling, the wine ferments with indigenous yeasts, then matures on its fine lees in barrels for 14 months. Bottled at the estate in November 2021 with a small dose of sulphur.

Eric Nicolas

Eric Nicolas

Éric and Christine Nicolas, one the great ambassadors of the wines of the Loire today, and not just for the quality of their luscious cuvées of such masterfully balanced sweetness. The couple founded their estate from scratch in 1995, first renovating an old farmhouse and then cobbling together piece by piece some twenty hectares of vines across five communes. After embracing organic...

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