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BEL0519WW
Batard Langelier
Chateau Thébaud
2019
Loire
Certified Organic
Wild yeasts
Low Sulphur

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The Loire, France's longest river, is home to many much celebrated and quintessential French grapes. From the once ubiquitous-in-the-UK Melon de Bourgogne by the Atlantic coast, to the home of Sauvignon Blanc in Sancerre, via some of the world's best Chenin and crunchy Cabernet Francs, Gamays and Pinots there is quality all around. Being at the northernly limit for winemaking, the wines are hallmarked by their crisp, fresh, crunchy fruit and high acidity, where reds may sometimes struggle to ripen and whites nearly overdeliver on acidity. The 69 appellations that make up the larger region are grouped into smaller sub-regions with predominantly single variety wines leading the way. As you move east the climate changes markedly from maritime to continental as the soils change from flint and limestone to the hard granite of central France.

Jeremie and his wife Claire are third generation winemakers responsible for around 24 hectares of vines (averaging 40 years old) in the Muscadet Sevre et Maine appellation to the SE of Nantes. Found a mere 50km away from the Atlantic the true joy in their wines, and the reason I have taken 4 cuvees from the same one single grape (Melon de Bourgogne), is the variety of soils on which it grows and varying time it spends aging on its lees. Each cuvee is a parcelaire selection to truly express the minerality, finesse and typicity of their soils from; sandy loam, gabbros, clay silicious, gneiss and biotite granite with lees aging ranging from 6 to 24 months. Having travelled the world over, Jeremie and Claire returned inspired by cleaner low intervention farming and in 2014 started the conversion to Organic viticulture.

Tasting note:
Winemaking Detail: Manual harvest. Soft pressing as soon as grapes are picked, followed by spontaneous fermentation in underground concrete vats. After malolactic fermentation takes place, the wine is racked and transferred into a new underground concrete vat to be aged on its fine lees for 24 months, with battonage during the first 4 months.
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Wine details

Country France
Region Loire
Producer Batard Langelier
Wine Name Chateau Thébaud
Colour White
Style Rich & Full bodied
Vintage 2019
Main Grape Melon de Bourgogne
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 12.6%
Production 3000
Aging 24 months on lees in concrete
Soil Shallow topsoil on Gabbro
Time to drink
Winemaking Detail Manual harvest. Soft pressing as soon as grapes are picked, followed by spontaneous fermentation in underground concrete vats. After malolactic fermentation takes place, the wine is racked and transferred into a new underground concrete vat to be aged on its fine lees for 24 months, with battonage during the first 4 months.

BEL0519WW
Batard Langelier
Chateau Thébaud
2019
Loire
Certified Organic
Wild yeasts
Low Sulphur

The Loire, France's longest river, is home to many much celebrated and quintessential French grapes. From the once ubiquitous-in-the-UK Melon de Bourgogne by the Atlantic coast, to the home of Sauvignon Blanc in Sancerre, via some of the world's best Chenin and crunchy Cabernet Francs, Gamays and Pinots there is quality all around. Being at the northernly limit for winemaking, the wines are hallmarked by their crisp, fresh, crunchy fruit and high acidity, where reds may sometimes struggle to ripen and whites nearly overdeliver on acidity. The 69 appellations that make up the larger region are grouped into smaller sub-regions with predominantly single variety wines leading the way. As you move east the climate changes markedly from maritime to continental as the soils change from flint and limestone to the hard granite of central France.

Jeremie and his wife Claire are third generation winemakers responsible for around 24 hectares of vines (averaging 40 years old) in the Muscadet Sevre et Maine appellation to the SE of Nantes. Found a mere 50km away from the Atlantic the true joy in their wines, and the reason I have taken 4 cuvees from the same one single grape (Melon de Bourgogne), is the variety of soils on which it grows and varying time it spends aging on its lees. Each cuvee is a parcelaire selection to truly express the minerality, finesse and typicity of their soils from; sandy loam, gabbros, clay silicious, gneiss and biotite granite with lees aging ranging from 6 to 24 months. Having travelled the world over, Jeremie and Claire returned inspired by cleaner low intervention farming and in 2014 started the conversion to Organic viticulture.

Tasting note:
Winemaking Detail: Manual harvest. Soft pressing as soon as grapes are picked, followed by spontaneous fermentation in underground concrete vats. After malolactic fermentation takes place, the wine is racked and transferred into a new underground concrete vat to be aged on its fine lees for 24 months, with battonage during the first 4 months.
Features

Features Features:,
Tasting note
Drink with
Drink with:,

Wine details

Country France
Region Loire
Producer Batard Langelier
Wine Name Chateau Thébaud
Style Rich & Full bodied
Vintage 2019
Main Grape Melon de Bourgogne
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 12.6%
Production 3000
Aging 24 months on lees in concrete
Soil Shallow topsoil on Gabbro
Time to drink
Winemaking Detail Manual harvest. Soft pressing as soon as grapes are picked, followed by spontaneous fermentation in underground concrete vats. After malolactic fermentation takes place, the wine is racked and transferred into a new underground concrete vat to be aged on its fine lees for 24 months, with battonage during the first 4 months.