N/V Triple Zéro, Domaine La Taille aux Loups, Jacky Blot (2023 release)

N/V Triple Zéro, Domaine La Taille aux Loups, Jacky Blot (2023 release)

This sparkling Chenin Blanc has fast become one of our go-to fizzes. It has zero chaptalisation, zero liqueur de tirage, and zero dosage, so is as dry as they come. This 'méthode ancestral' is the same as that used to make Pet-Nats (pétillant naturel) where the fermentation is finished in bottle. But unlike a Pet Nat, this sees the lees disgorged at the end, meaning the finished wine is crystal clear. The crisp orchard fruit aromas combined with a complex biscuity character on the nose are followed by taut precision and depth of flavour on the palate. The texture of the bubbles is spot on: creamy and persistent. It's one of the most interesting, delicious, and best value sparkling wines you'll find.

Pricing
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Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£102.00
Bottle
In stock
£17.00

Wine details

  • Region & country
    France
  • Grape
    Chenin Blanc
  • Maturity
    Ready 2023 - 2033info
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13%

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