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Charles Joguet's “Clos du Chêne Vert” comes from an exceptional terroir, one of the oldest crus in the Chinon appellation. Vintage 2013 was cool in the Loire, but thanks to this exceptional parcel, the Chêne Vert is still rich and dense. You should keep this one for chilly evenings in the fall, or—better yet—keep it for a few years. The wine is carefully aged for eighteen months in oak, giving the terroir time to fully express itself, and making this one of the most age-worthy cuvées of the domaine.
|Vineyard:||Vines 30 years old|
|Soil:||Siliceous chalk & clay|
|Aging:||Prolonged aging in 1-3 year-old barrels for 18 months|
For the wines that I buy I insist that the winemaker leave them whole, intact. I go into the cellars now and select specific barrels or cuvées, and I request that they be bottled without stripping them with filters or other devices. This means that many of our wines will arrive with a smudge of sediment and will throw a more important deposit as time goes by, It also means the wine will taste better.