Jasnières "L'Enclos", Les Maisons Rouges
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Jasnières "L'Enclos", Les Maisons Rouges - 2018

Item # 42676 750mL

This comes from Chenin Blanc vines planted in silex, tuffeau and clay-based soils. Domaine les Maisons Rouges began in the mid 1990s when Elisabeth and Benoît Jardin purchased their first vineyard in the Jasnières region. The site was already planted with old vines of Chenin as well as Pineau d'Aunis.

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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.

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Staff Pick Notes

This lovely and taut Jasnières from Les Maisons Rouges is a blend of Chenin Blanc from three separate parcels: le clos des Molières, le clos des Barrières and le clos de la Richardière. Picked by hand, this wine sees aging for twelve months in 400L fûts. The wine is dry, with the high acidity that is a hallmark of this region at the northern limits of where Chenin Blanc can thrive. Extremely food friendly, with the stone fruits, honey, and white flower aromas typical of the grape, this Chenin shines at the table, or on whatever rickety surface you might be using as a table outside. I had it with a large bowl of heirloom August tomatoes, a bit too much salt, definitely too much olive oil, and some fantastic crusty sourdough bread.

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Chenin Blanc

A versatile grape that is grown worldwide, but is most commonly associated with the Loire, California, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand. It produces just about any type of wine you can think of: ageworthy dessert wines; delicious, honeyed dry whites; sparklers; and even bases for fortified wines and spirits. These days, one of the most exciting stories is in South Africa, where newly adopted winemaking technologies have helped a dedicated group of producers to bring the country's dry...

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