Terre de L’Elu (Clos de l’Elu), Anjou Blanc “Ephata” 2017

 Made from the oldest Chenin Blanc on the property, averaging just over 80 years old, planted on a free-draining terroir of sandy shale soils. From shy-bearing vines – yielding only 20hl/ha – and after a strict selection in the vineyard and cellar, this cuvée is fermented in sandstone amphorae by indigenous yeast then aged for 12 months in clay amphorae.

Ten years on.

Yellow-gold. Delivers sustained and slightly resinous tones as counterpoint to the vintage-typical sense of citrus. It gleams its tonality, while still holding alot of inner core content in reserve. Greengages, hazelnut and malt; meadow flowers, sage dust, and rhododendron honey. The finish flows on fine notes of mineral freshness. Now – 2027+.

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