Coteaux du Layon: 'Cuvée des Lys' Château la Tomaze 2015

The Lecointre flagship wine is their prized 'Cuvée des Lys' that comes from select parcels of late-harvested, botrytised grapes. 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.
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Tasting Notes
Cyrille and Kimberly Lecointre have recently taken on the mantle of running this family domaine with enthusiasm. A conversion to organic farming that applies to the 2017 vintage onwards and a slight restructuring of their range are early initiatives.
About this wine
Style White Wine, Moelleux, Light-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine Region Loire, Coteaux du Layon
Grape Variety (Cépage) Chenin Blanc
Food & Wine Matching Blue Cheese, Dessert, Fruit
Viticulture Non-Organic
Vintage 2015
Cellarage Intended for youthful drinking, it will nevertheless age happily for three to five years.
Vinification Low 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 Chateau 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 cuvees 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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