Moulin Touchais Coteaux du Layon 1997
|Region||France, Loire Valley, Coteaux du Layon|
SOIL : Schist: limestone and chalk
VITICULTURE : Coteaux du Layon rarely gets much botrytis, and consequently many of the sweeter-styled chenin blancs are a result of the grapes dehydrating on the vine, rather than being concentrated by noble rot.
VINIFICATION : Fermentation in apoxy- or glass-lined concrete.
AGING : Ages for 6-8 months before being bottled. Wine is held for at least a decade of cellar ageing prior to release.
NOTES: From a warm, sunny vintage, this 1997 has aromatics of caramel and roasted coffee followed by rich flavors and round textures on the palate.There are faint and very pleasing butter notes on the seemingly endless finish.
Shows the power and depth of this great vintage, with a core of still-youthful mango, guava and creamed peach flavors streaming along, backed by light heather, honeysuckle and quince notes. The long finish is creamy and pure, displaying a lovely lining of brioche and lemon curd. Drink now through 2037. 1,750 cases made.