Domaine Belargus Layon Moelleux
"This cuvée comes from Belargus’s plots bordering the Layon tributary, famous for their semi-sweet acid-trip Chenins. These vines were replanted last between 1986-89, growing in seven neighbouring, ancient, 1er cru parcels of the Coteaux-du-Layon slopes: Clos des Bois, Clos des Douze, La Fresnaye, Les Brosses, Les Planches, Les Piries, and La Gordonne. These sites are rich in schists both above and shot through the loamy clay soil that give these wines such power, further enriched by the reflective warmth of the Layon river.
Expect notes of fresh fruit and citrus, a suave mouthfeel and a posture correcting acidity structuring a deeply aromatic balance of notes like pineapple, apricot and honey. That dazzling, textured acid brings focus and energy to the glass, giving the wine clarity through juxtaposition with its full bodied sweetness. Fresh and delicious. Enjoyable now but even better saved for 2030-2050. Best served at 8-10C." - Vino al Vino