"Since its establishment in 1988, Jacky Blot’s domaine has raised the bar in Montlouis, producing wines that are among the most individual, scintillating examples of Loire Chenin Blanc. 100% Chenin Blanc, Rémus is the result of a second harvesting sweep of their 12-hectare Clos de Mosny vineyard, where vines average 50–80 years in age. Slow fermentation in oak was followed by a 12-month élevage in new, one-, two- and three-year-old barrels. Also at Justerini & Brooks.
Stunning wine. Deep honey colour. Really nervy and exciting with apple skins and beeswax and SO much flavour packed in here but also with racy acidity. Reverberates on the palate. Just perfect! And underpriced. GV 17.5/20 points."
Vinous Reverie Notes
“With François Chidaine, Jacky Blot has been instrumental in taking Montlouis out of Vouvray’s shadow and establishing for it a reputation of its own—and a better one at that. Much of what he has done appears old hat today, but it was revolutionary at the time: organic viticulture, hand harvests, wild yeasts, barrel fermentations and no malolactic conversions” ~ Vinous Media
“Jacky’s wines, including his not-anymore Vouvray, are the perfect example: They’re bone-dry, less fruity than complex and austere. He believes sugar blurs chenin’s ability to transparently reveal its best qualities, which is why his winemaking is almost fanatically Burgundian, although he prefers to describe it as “the school of Montlouis.” He ferments all his whites in barrels. And rather than a cold, quick fermentation meant to highlight aromas, he borrows from Burgundy’s elite cadre, winemakers like Jean-François Coche (of Coche-Dury) and Jean-Marc Roulot (of Domaine Roulot): he exposes the grape must to oxygen before a long, slow fermentation and leaves the finished wine in steel tanks for months before bottling, which firms up the texture.” ~ Jon Bonné
Certified organic. 100% Chenin Blanc. 50-80 year old vines from multiple parcels on clay-limestone-siliceous soils. Pure limestone mother rock