Coteaux du Layon: Château la Tomaze 'Cuvée des Lys' 2022

The Lecointre flagship Coteaux du Layon wine is their prized 'Cuvée des Lys' that comes from select parcels of late-harvested, botrytised grapes. From pure Chenin Blanc, it has a complex, dried fruit bouquet and a powerful, persistent palate of raisins nuts and minerals. It will age almost indefinitely and is best enjoyed as a decadent post-prandial bonne bouche. Certified organic.

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Cyrille and Kimberly Lecointre have recently taken on the mantle of running this family domaine with enthusiasm. A conversion to organic farming and a slight restructuring of their range of Coteaux du Layon wines were successful early initiatives.

About this wine
StyleWhite Wine, Moelleux, Light-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine RegionLoire, Coteaux du Layon
Grape Variety (Cépage)Chenin Blanc
Food & Wine MatchingBlue Cheese, Dessert, Fruit
CellarageIntended for youthful drinking, it will nevertheless age happily.
VinificationLow yields of hand harvested, botrytised grapes from 30+ 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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