Domaine de la Taille Aux Loups Montlouis sur Loire Petillant Triple Zero NV
A new star has emerged in the heart of the Loire Valley: he is Jacky Blot of Domaine de la Taille aux Loups, in Montlouis and Vouvray. Montlouis is located on the southern bank of the Loire, opposite Vouvray. Blot, originally a Loire wine broker by profession, acquired about 8 hectares of 50-75 year old vines in 1989. These prized, ancient parcels belonged to families that could no longer continue to cultivate the vines and so entrusted them to Blot and his team. Blot brought a passion and exacting determination to make wines of only the highest quality, well beyond the norm of the day. Now more than 25 years on, Blot is the acknowledged pioneer of the region and is credited with having taken Chenin Blanc to unprecedented heights of quality. Triple Zero is a lightly sparkling wine made from Chenin Blanc that the winemaker describes as "above all a natural wine that happens to have some bubbles." lt is an unfiltered, naturally-made sparkling wine with unsurpassed elegance, purity and expression of fresh, soft citrus and pear flavors.