Nicholas Pearce presents the Anjou Noir wines of Clos d L’Élus…
In January 2008, Charlotte and Thomas embarked on a marvelous winemaking adventure when they acquired Clos de l’Élu, on the schist-rich lands of the Anjou Noir.
Both Charlotte and Thomas have many years of experience as wine consultants and in communication and management. This expertise, together with their passion for the Layon Valley terroir, has made them become one of the rising stars in Loire.
The domaine has 20 hectares which are farmed 100% organically. If it was the Chenin what attracted Thomas to Anjou; it was the Cabernet Franc, Grolleau, and Pineau d’Aunis that made him fall in love and what continues to inspire him vintage after vintage.
All the wines from Charlotte and Thomas are organic certified.
Roc’h Avel Vin de France Blanc 2018 $36.95
The rocks, the wind… In this wine the old vines demonstrate perfectly the sublime terroir of Aiglerie. A white blend of Chenin, Sauvignon Blanc and Grolleau Gris proving that when the terroir is exceptional, the wine speaks for itself.
Bastingage Anjou Blanc 2017 $44.95 *Six packs.
100% Chenin aged on its fine lees for a year. On the nose is deep and complex; with buttery and citrus aromas. The palate is rounded, followed by a beautiful minerality, typical of the shale soils.
Désirade Vin de Pays Blanc 2016 $44.95 *Six packs
Plot selection of Sauvignon Blanc on schist soils. Aged on its fine lees for a year in 400L barrels. On the nose, it has a complex bouquet of spicy notes, such as ginger and nutmeg; as well as candied oranges. On the palate is rich, with a long and fresh finish with hints of mint.
Maupiti VDP Rouge 2018 $36.95
60% Gamay, 30% Grolleau, 10% Cabernet Franc
Whole bunch fermentation in wooden vats. Aged for 8-12 months. A subtle, lush bouquet. Red berries aromas and spicy notes lead the palate. A delicate and supple wine.
L’Aiglerie Anjou Rouge 2015 $44.95 *Six packs
The Aiglerie vineyard, south facing, encircles the Château del Aiglerie and dominates the Layon Valley. This privileged terroir gives an amazing depth and elegance to the wine through the Cabernet Franc berries. Whole bunch fermentation. Aged in wooden vats for a year, and in barrels for another year.
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