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  • Bertin-Delatte VDF "L'Echalier" Chenin Blanc 2014
  • Bertin-Delatte VDF "L'Echalier" Chenin Blanc 2014

Bertin-Delatte VDF "L'Echalier" Chenin Blanc 2014

Bertin-Delatte VDF "L'Echalier" Chenin Blanc 2014

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In 2008, husband and wife angevin duo Nicolas Bertin and Genevieve Delatte established their 3-hectare estate in Rablay-sur-Layon with the idea to make great wine simply.  The vines for lieu-dit L’Echalier are steps out their door, where Nicolas and Genevieve keep a close eye on their development throughout the growing season.  After harvest, half of the grapes are vinified in stainless steel and half in French oak, and then after a year the wine is blended and left to rest for six months before bottling.  L’Echalier has remained the cornerstone cuvee of the domaine and it continues to shine as a striking example of their minimalist vin nature ethos.

Over the past few years, L’Echalier Chenin Blanc has become a sleeper favorite of wine lovers around the world. Like their cult neighbors Richard Leroy and Stéphane Bernaudau, the tiny production is now highly allocated each year.

The 2014 offers unctuous layers of pear, citrus, and stone fruits that give way to a long, nervy mineral finish.

Region: Rablay-sur-Layon, Anjou, France
Varietal: 100% Chenin Blanc
Alc: 13.5%
Serve at: 54ºF (12ºC)
Open: now through 2024
Pair with: Middle Eastern cuisine, spicy curry dishes, sautéed octopus (or seafood), cheese plates

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