Fabien Jouves 2021 'Les Pieces Longues' Chenin Blanc, Vin de France (Cahors)
Item Number: 18617
Region: South West France
Sub Region: Cahors
Appellation/AVA: Vin de France
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Chenin Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 11.5
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Soil Type: Kimmeridgian limestone
Elevation: 350 meters
Winemaking Notes: This Chenin Blanc comes from 20-year-old vines. The grapes are manually harvested and undergo natural vinification with whole bunch direct pressing, and no maceration. Fermentation takes place in used casks, and the wine then ages for 12 months in foudre and barrique.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of quince, honey and exotic fruits, Les Pieces Longues Chenin Blanc is round and fat with beautiful minerality!
Terroir Notes: Fabien Jouves’ family has a long history farming grapes in Cahors. The domaine is a 6th generation property and is located in Causses (limestone plateau), on the highest slopes of the Cahors appellation. His family’s 22 hectares sit atop the hills of Quercy at over 1,100 feet. The high elevation guarantees low nighttime temperatures, which partly explains the freshness and vivacity of the wines. In addition to his family’s holdings, Fabien purchased two other pieces of land; his property totals over 30 hectares.