Terre de l’Elu Ephata 2017 (magnum)

115.70 (92.56 excl. VAT)

A crystal wine of great aromatic purity. A subtle nose revealing fresh aromas and anise notes. The attack is silky and enveloping and stretches to iodine notes. A chenin with almost a tannic structure, elegant and unusual, a great wine with food.

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Additional information

Overview
Type

White

Grape variety

100 % Chenin Blanc

Place

Anjou Noir, Loire Valley

Certified organic

Yes

Certified biodynamic

Yes

Terroir & farming
Soil composition

Sandy shale

Age of vines

80 years

Training system

Cordon

More about terroir, farming and production

Slow pressing and fermentation in sandstone amphorae, Yields: 10 hl / ha

Production methods
Destemming

Maceration

No

Malolactic fermentation

Yes

Time on lees

12 months

Ageing

12 months in 140 liter clay amphorae

Other interventions
Adhere to the Libre.vin codex (https://libre.vin/codex)

Filtering

Filtration sur terre

Fining

No

Use of fermentation starter (pied de cuve)

Yes

Temperature controlled fermentation

No

Additives to protect newly picked grapes

No

Additives or process for microbiological stability

No

Added lactic bacteria

No

Racking

Yes (by gravity)

Use of new wood

No

Added sulphites before bottling

Yes

Other additives used

No

Other processes used

No

Analysis
Alcohol (% vol.)

14.5

Residual sugar (g/L)

3.7

Total acidity (g/L)

Total sulphites (mg/L)

Free sulphites (mg/L)

Basics
Bottles produced

1,700

Date of bottling

August 28, 2019

Volume

150 cl

Closure

Natural cork + wax

Tips & tricks
Decanting / oxygenation

Serving temperature (°C)

Food pairings

Cod or sea bream carpaccio with chermoula dressing (coriander, mint, lemon, olive oil, garlic, paprika). Typically good with fish, white meat or poultry cooked with lemon… or on exotic dishes.

Save left-overs for tomorrow

Yes

Potential for ageing

2032

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Other notes from the winegrower

Quick-tasting possible?

Yes

About the domaine
Name of domaine

Terre de l'Elu

Winegrower

Charlotte & Thomas Carsin

Winemaker

Charlotte & Thomas Carsin

Country

France

Region

Loire Valley

Subregion

Anjou Noir, Anjou

Hectares cultivated

20

Organic certification

Yes

Biodynamic certification

Yes (Demeter)

Natural wine association

Renaissance des appellations

Adhere to the Libre.vin codex (https://libre.vin/codex)

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En Janvier 2008, Charlotte et Thomas se sont lancés dans une aventure merveilleuse de vinification avec l’acquisition du Clos de l’domaine Élu, sur les terres schisteuses riches de l’Anjou Noir. Avec une expérience de plusieurs années en tant que consultant en vin (Thomas), dans les domaines de la communication et de la gestion (Charlotte), ils sont tous deux profondément passionnés par la vie de ce domaine qui se trouve sur les meilleurs terroirs de la vallée du Layon. Les 20 hectares sont cultivées en agriculture biologique et le domaine offre une gamme structurée de différents vins qui sont expressives et pleines de finesse.

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