Côteaux du Layon

Côteaux du Layon "Passerillé" Philippe Delesvaux 2020

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Philippe Delesvaux, Côteaux du Layon

In the best area of the Coteaux du Layon, Catherine and Philippe Delesvaux make their Coteaux du Layon Passerillé by letting Chenin Blanc grapes cultivated according to the principles of biodynamics. We are fascinated by the balance of this wine, thanks to the concentration of sugars and the acidity and minerality typical of Chenin Blanc.

Sourced from 30-year-old vines grown on carboniferous schist and coal deposits. Hand harvested. Selective picking of 100% shrivelled/ surmaturité grapes. No chaptalization, very slow fermentation for 4 months with wild yeasts, no fining and no additives - just a little sulphite (volcanic) at bottling. 80g/L residual sugar. Ageing for 3 months in tank on the fine lees.

Grape: 100% Chenin Blanc