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Coteaux du Layon: 'Atomes Crochus' Château la Tomaze 2017

A clear, pale Coteaux du Layon wine with appealing orchard fruit aromas and a gently-honeyed, stone-fruit palate underscored by a fresh acidity.
Bottle
£15.50
Bottle (Case)
£186.00
Tasting Notes
The Lecointre family's principal Coteaux du Layon bottling, in volume terms, is simply labelled as 'Château la Tomaze' - a classic sweet Loire Chenin with delicate floral aromas and a fresh, clean, gently-honeyed palate. In situ this is served as an aperitif or accompaniment to foie gras, but it works equally well as a versatile partner to fruit-based desserts and hard cheeses.
About this wine
Style White Wine, Moelleux, Light-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine Region Loire, Coteaux du Layon
Grape Variety (Cépage) Chenin Blanc
Food & Wine Matching Blue Cheese, Dessert, Fruit
Organic Organic
Vintage 2017
Cellarage Intended for youthful drinking, it will nevertheless age happily for three to five years.
Vinification Low yields of hand harvested, botrytised grapes from 25 year old vines are given a light pneumatic pressing prior to the juice being fermented and then filtered and bottled late the following spring.
Alcohol By Volume (%) 11.5
Producer

Vincent Lecointre

Cyrille Lecointre is an eighth generation Angevin grower who recently took over Chateau la Tomaze from his highly-regarded father, Vincent, a former president of the Coteaux du Layon appellation.  Joined by his American wife, Kimberly (who also teaches business English part-time), Cyrille has set about re-energising the estate with a conversion to organic (effective from 2017), streamlining of the cuvees and smart new labels.  The domaine, situated in Le Champ-sur-Layon, makes a carefully crafted Cabernet d'Anjou rosé alongside elegant Coteaux du Layon sweet wines.

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