Coteaux du Layon: Château la Tomaze 'Atomes Crochus' 2022

A clear, pale Coteaux du Layon wine from pure late-harvested Chenin Blanc, with appealing orchard fruit aromas and a gently-honeyed, stone-fruit palate underscored by a fresh acidity. Certified organic.

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Tasting Notes

The Lecointre family's principal Coteaux du Layon wine bottling, in volume terms, is simply labelled as 'Atomes Crochus' (roughly translated as 'having something in common with') - a classic sweet Loire Chenin Blanc with delicate floral aromas and a fresh, clean, gently-honeyed palate. In situ this is served as an aperitif or accompaniment to foie gras, but it works equally well as a versatile partner to fruit-based desserts and hard cheeses.

About this wine
StyleWhite Wine, Moelleux, Light-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine RegionLoire, Coteaux du Layon
Grape Variety (Cépage)Chenin Blanc
Food & Wine MatchingCheese, Dessert, Fruit
CellarageIntended for youthful drinking, it will nevertheless age happily for three to five years.
VinificationLow yields of hand harvested, botrytised grapes from 25 year old vines are given a light pneumatic pressing prior to the juice being fermented and then filtered and bottled late the following spring.
Alcohol By Volume (%)11.5

Vincent Lecointre

Cyrille Lecointre is an eighth generation Angevin grower who recently took over Château La Tomaze from his highly-regarded father, Vincent, a former president of the Coteaux du Layon appellation. Joined by his American wife, Kimberly (who also teaches business English part-time), Cyrille has set about re-energising the estate with a conversion to organic (effective from 2017), streamlining of the cuvées and smart new labels. The domaine, situated in Le Champ-sur-Layon, makes a carefully crafted Cabernet d'Anjou rosé alongside elegant Coteaux du Layon sweet wines.


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