Langlois, Coteaux du Layon 2012, Half bottle
This Prestige Coteaux du Layon comes from selected vineyard sites within the six named Coteaux du Layon Villages communes - largely from Beaulieu-sur-Layon. The old Chenin Blanc vines grow on volcanic rocky soils which allow for long ripening and a dramatic complexity of flavour in the grapes. Late harvested with a mixture of vine drying and noble rot to concentrate the sugars, acids and flavours, these are perfect grapes from which to make dessert wines, thanks to the dry and sunny autumns experienced in this corner of the Loire Valley. The vineyards are harvested by hand in successive ‘tries’ - to pick only optimum bunches and grapes. Gently pressed, long cool fermentation and maturation in old oak. This wine will age further in bottle for decades to come.