Anjou Chenin Blanc Bastingage Terre de l’Elu 2018

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Golden, Nutty, Creamy

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Anjou Chenin Blanc Bastingage Terre de l’Elu, organic wine, 100% Chenin Blanc, fermented in barrels, gorgeous balance of rich white wine and Loire complexity and finesse, melts in the mouth with fish or white meat. The wild fermentation for this delightful organic and natural Chenin Blanc takes place in old barrels and after a natural malolactic remains there with the lees for 12-18 months. The resulting wine is full bodied but fresh, with white flowers, notes of earth and wild fauna, citrus notes and the minerals that come through with shale soils. In the mouth, its richness makes you fell you are drinking something expensive. Thomas recommends drinking with wild Salmon, Crab with coriander or with expressive cheeses like valançay, comté or chèvre, mmm tasty.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Terre De L'elu
Country France
Region Loire, France
Vintage 2018
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Chenin Blanc
Terroir Shale sandstone and brittle shale
Alcohol 13% abv
Maturation 12-18 months in old barrels
Total Sulphur Below 50 mg/litre
Annual Production 5 - 10,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 10 years plus
Food Matching Antipasti, Hard Cheese, Shellfish

An agronomic engineer by trade, Thomas spent many of his formative years working in Champagne, California and Provence.

In 2008, he settled down in the Anjou and took over what is now Terre de l’Elu. With 8 grape varieties over 30 plots, covering 25 hectares, one of the particularities of the estate is that their top wines are aged in clay amphorae. Thomas also makes a delicious Chaume. Thomas also ferments and matures his white wines in old barrels with wild yeasts. All production is totally natural and organic with elements of biodynamic viticulture as well. The wines have a depth and rich texture which always leaves the drinker reaching for another glass!

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  1. John A

    5.0

    Smooth, rich and full texture, honeyed, with bags of lingering flavours, the bottle emptied all to easily.

  2. Jo Roerts

    5.0

    Delicious, you can definitely taste the wood ageing, very rich and highly quaffable

  3. Katy

    5.0

    I’ve bought this twice now. Rounded, honey, dates, balanced acidity. Absolutely delish. Even appealed to the ‘I only drink red wine’ party!

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  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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