La Taille aux Loups "Triple Zero" NV

100% Chenin blanc
A sparkling - naturally sparkling white wine from the Loire region of France.


Intriguing, smoky. Vanilla ice cream, lemon curd.

Tasting Notes

The NV Triple Zero from La Taille aux Loups Estate has a pretty distinctive nose with notes of vanilla ice cream and lemon curd and a defining smokiness.

This wine shows a rather balanced acidity.

The finish is medium-long. The wine is really easy drinking.

86
Score 86

My score / points

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Estate making Triple Zero Estate La Taille aux Loups
Triple Zero (NV) Label Triple Zero
Style of Triple Zero Style White & Sparkling - Naturally Sparkling
Country of La Taille aux Loups Country France
Region of La Taille aux Loups Region Loire
Grape blend of Triple Zero Grapes Chenin blanc
Vintage of Triple Zero Vintage NV
My review of Triple Zero Points
86
   

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Chenin blanc

Varietal

Chenin blanc is a white wine grape variety native to France’s Loire Valley. Because of its high acidity, it can be used to make anything from sparkling wines to well-balanced dessert wines, but if the vine’s natural vigor is not regulated, it can produce very bland, neutral wines. It can be found in most New World wine regions outside of the Loire; it is the most commonly planted variety in South Africa, where it was previously known as Steen. The grape may have been one of the first to be planted in South Africa by Jan van Riebeeck in 1655, or it may have arrived with Huguenots fleeing France after the Edict of Nantes was revoked in 1685. Chenin blanc was also often misidentified in Australia, making tracing its early history difficult. C. Waterhouse was rising Steen at Highercombe in Houghton, South Australia, by 1862, and it may have been introduced in James Busby’s collection of 1832.

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Natural wine

Natural wine is a term used to describe a widespread trend among winemakers to produce “natural” wine that is free of pesticides, chemicals, and other additives. It has a long history in Germany, where it gained prominence in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as part of the Lebensreform movement.

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