FR-JTA-71-NV

Triple Zero, Domaine de la Taille Aux Loups [Jacky Blot]

Triple Zero, Domaine de la Taille Aux Loups [Jacky Blot]
  • Certified organic
  • 100% Chenin Blanc
  • 40+ year old vines
  • Grapes harvested at full maturity, 12°-12.5° potential alcohol
  • Allows for the three “Zeros”
    • Zero chapitalization
    • Zero liqueur de tirage
    • Zero dosage
  • No malo
  • Petillant naturel
    • One long fermentation done with indigenous yeasts
  • Fermented and aged in 5-10 year old barrels
  • Aged on the lees for 24 months
Jacky Blot on the Story of Triple Zero:
Producer:
Vintage:
NV
Country:
France
Region:
Loire
Appellation:
Montlouis
Variety:
Chenin Blanc
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Certified Organic

Press & Reviews

Vinous Media

Score:
94
Date:
2020-07-01
Review:
A pétillant naturel from 40 to 80-year-old vines with zero capitalization, zero liqueur de tirage, and zero dosage. Aged 24 months on the lees. This is one of the better pet-nats I’ve tasted. Lemon and pineapple on the nose, with an underlying herbal character, and a long creamy finish.

Decanter

Score:
92
Date:
2019-08-28
Review:
This methode ancestral sparkling wine is sourced from old Chenin Blanc vines from Jacky Blot's Montlouis vineyards. The 'Triple Zero' title comes from the three points in the process at which no sugar is added (in contrast to Champagne production).The grapes are harvested riper than for the Brut Tradition to counter this, fermenting spontaneously in barriques before the wine is transferred to bottles while there's still some residual sugar remaining. Fermentation continues in bottle, causing the build up of carbon-dioxide which results in fine bubbles, and the wine is aged on its lees for 24 months before disgorgement. It has saline notes on the nose along with citrus scents. In the mouth it is steely and dry, with citrus and apple given dimension by the slightly spiky texture and with a long, clean and subtle finish with a lick of lime juice. Jean-Philippe recommends pairing this with oysters or sea urchin.