Tessa Laroche (Domaine Aux Moines), Le Berceau des Fées (Chenin), (Anjou Blanc / Savennieres) Loire Valley, France, 2019 through Merchant of Wine

Tessa Laroche (Domaine Aux Moines), Le Berceau des Fées (Chenin), (Anjou Blanc / Savennieres) Loire Valley, France, 2019

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TOP DISCOVERY for those that believe "less flavor is more" and "earth is good" If we run out - I will get more... it can move to the next vintage and so should you.

Overview of the Wine

Domaine aux Moines is located in Anjou, in the Loire valley. Since 1981, Monique Laroche and her daughter Tessa, make elegant wines. Their wines have a solid notoriety. They will both enjoy welcoming you to the Domaine, on reservation only, for you to discover them! Tessa, when coming to work at the Domaine, brought with her improvement to keep maintaining vineyard while taking care of the environment. The Domaine has initiated organics in 2006. Tessa is now moving towards biodynamic agriculture.

From the youngest vines on the property, bordered by a row of trees named "Le Berceau des Fees", the cradle of the fairies. Southwest-facing Schist with some sandstone and clay.  
Special Note:  Organically farmed - Natural-path wine production with low use of additional sulfur 

Grape / Blend
100% Chenin Blanc

Origin
Loire Valley, France

Tasting Notes
A new wine from Tessa Laroche, which speaks to her passion for well crafted natural wines and her endless quest for deliciousness. Floral, incredibly fresh and zippy, this young vine Chenin is more reminiscent of Anjou Blanc than of its home terrain of Savennieres, which is normal according to Tessa as it not within appellation Savennieres!

94 Points - Ian Blackburn
An absolute joy to drink - for those that love geeky, dry, earthy, chenin blanc with zip and minerality... absolutely grown with the highest ethos.  Restrained plus, this wine smells of schist (compliment) and minimalist winemaking included minute use of sulfur.  If lazer beams had a taste - this would be it with a few rocks in the glass.... Color 14/15 (what is 15?), Aroma 24/25 (love this), Body 23/25 (dry, crisp, delicate but persistent plus) - Overall Impression 33/35 (A quality stuff all the way) = 94 Points 

Product size: 750ml

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